Coffee Profile

Wild coffee plants originated in the same region where early humans may have been born: Ethiopia. Around 600 AD, the Oromo, a mountain tribe that still exists in Ethiopia, concocted a primitive "energy bar" by rolling up balls of ground coffee beans and ghee (clarified butter). Here's an FAQ about coffee, starting with a few entertaining facts: The green (unroasted) coffee beans carry a nutritious profile: 11% proteins, 8% sugars, 16% lipids, 4% minerals, and about 1% caffeine. Green … [Read more...]