W&N watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm
I think we all pray to the first cup of the day. It’s a silent prayer, sung while the mind is still foggy and blue. “O Magic Cup,” it might go, “carry me above the traffic jam. Keep me civil in the subway. And forgive my employer, as you forgive me. Amen”
~Stewert Lee Allen
Africa is known by connoisseurs as some of the finest coffee-producing regions in the world. Coffee beans were first recorded growing wild in Ethiopia around 800AD. It was ritually drank in coffee ceremonies and eaten in a form of coffee power bar, mixing beans with animal fats and other natural ingredients. Years later, once discovered by traders, Ethiopian coffee beans travelled to Arabia where they were first roasted and sold in coffee houses.
The average consumption in South Africa is 0.6kg (2006); but growing at about ten percent per year. Amen to that!
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