Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Coffee Tales - The Prophet

North African Exotic Ceramic and Metal Coffee Pot

A beverage made from coffee beans is identified after the year 1000 C.E. But, again, it is only an estimate since there is speculation, without much evidence, that even Muhammad, the prophet, who lived between 570 and 632 C.E., used the drink and "when he drunk this magic potion, he felt strong enough to unhorse forty men and to posses forty women." (The World of Caffeine, Bennett Alan Weinberg, Bonnie K. Bealer, Routlege, New York, 2001, p.11)

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