Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Coffee Tales

Turkish Coffee Pot

The word "coffee" appeared in an English travel book in 1598, via Dutch koffie which was a term borrowed from Turkish kahve, in turn borrowed from Arabic قهوة (qahwa), a truncation of qahhwat al-bun "wine of the bean." Some claim that a possible origin of the name is the Kingdom of Kaffa in Ethiopia, where the coffee plant is said to have originated; although, its name there is bunn or bunna.

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