A Coffee Family Tree

a coffee family tree

Until the end of the 17th century, coffee was grown exclusively in its native Ethiopia and in Yemen, as it was considered illegal to carry a green coffee bean out of Arabia. In 1670, a Sufi named Baba Budan (now considered a saint by both Hindus and Muslims) smuggled seven coffee seeds out of Yemen and into India by strapping them to his chest, and the seeds were planted in Mysore. In 1696, the … [Read more...]