DISCOVER YOUR SOULMATE
There is a legend about the discovery of coffee, dated 11 centruies back. One day, goat of Khaldi, a sheppard living in Ethiophia, eats the fruits of coffee bushes and starts jumping up and down. Khaldi notices it and the coffee comes into our lives, thanks to Khaldi and his curious goat.
Where does the name “coffee” originated from?
There are various tales about this but the name “coffee” is originated from Arabic word “kahwa”. Since its homeland is Abyssinia (Ethiophia), it makes sense that it was named after the Kaffa region, where coffee beans grow.
As for Süleyman Ağa, who was assigned as ambassador of Ottoman in Paris in 1669 and introduced coffee to France, it gives strength when you drink it, thus that where the name is originated from.
In the vicinity of Yemen, coffee was named as “bun”. Another name for coffee is “mocha”. This word is originated from “Muha” region on the east of Red Sea. However the name “coffee” in every language sounds alike. French calls it café, English calls it coffee, Germans name it Kaffe, Hungarians kave, Turks kahve and Greeks kafes.
Even if the spelling and the pronounciation is different in every language, the apprecation is the same. A tale started with a goat, 600 years ago, allows us to meet our soulmate that fits into a tiny cup but welcomes us with a magnificent smell, every day to start a day, when trying to take a rest, while having a pleasure conversation or when we are looking for something to share our loneliness.