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The Tale of Two Intertwined Lands

In the cradle of coffee's birth, Ethiopia and Yemen, the land of Sheba, share an extraordinary coffee culture. Centuries of tradition from Ethiopia's coffee ceremonies to Yemen's iconic coffee houses intertwine, evoking the magic of coffee's origins.

Sip from the Same Cup of History

Where the aroma of unity binds two lands in the spirit of the Queen of Sheba. Sheba’s latest offering provides a deeper insight into the historical and cultural connection between Ethiopia and Yemen.

Unveiling Ethiopia's Coffee Legacy

Coffee, the aromatic elixir that fuels ourmornings, has an enchanting origin story deeply rooted in Ethiopia. Legend hasit that a goat herder named Kaldi stumbled upon this magical brew centuriesago. He noticed his goats became unusually energetic after nibbling on certainred berries. Curiosity piqued, he tried these berries himself, and thus, thelove affair with coffee began. This humble beginning in the Ethiopianhighlands laid the foundation for the global coffee culture we cherish today.Ethiopia, often referred to as the "birthplace of coffee," takespride in its rich coffee heritage. The country's diverse landscapes andmicroclimates give rise to an array of coffee flavours, making each cup ajourney through history and nature.

The Enchanting Essence of Ethiopian Coffee

What sets Ethiopian coffee apart is not just its history but the unparalleled experience it offers. Picture this: you're seated in a traditional Ethiopian cafe, the aroma of freshly roasted beans enveloping you. Your first sip reveals a symphony of flavours - bright acidity, floral notes, and a hint of fruitiness that dances on your taste buds. But what truly makes Ethiopian coffee special is the age-old ceremony of its preparation. The traditional "coffee ceremony" is a ritual that invites you to slow down and savour the moment. The beans are hand roasted on the spot, and the rich brew is meticulously brewed in the “Jebena” which is a traditional clay coffee pot. All while you're engulfed in the warm hospitality of your host, it’s an experience that transcends coffee; it's a glimpse into the heart and soul of Ethiopia.

From Roasting to Brewing - The Tale of Ethiopian Coffee

In the annals of coffee history, a fascinating transformation unfolded in Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee. It all began when a man brought cherries to a monastery, where monks initially dismissed them as the Devil's work and threw them into the fire. However, the beans' heavenly aroma while roasting led to their rescue. Crushed to extinguish the embers, they were placed in a jug with hot water for preservation. Later, the monks drank the brew, finding it helped them stay awake during nightly devotions. While this story is entertaining, it's likely that the nomadic Oromo people first discovered coffee's invigorating properties. Many stories about coffee's origin remain speculative, shrouded in mystery.As we delve into the history of Ethiopian coffee, we discover a tale of resilience and adaptation. From its discovery in the ancient Ethiopian forests to its global popularity, this story showcases the enduring legacy of Ethiopian coffee. Today, it stands at the forefront of sustainability efforts, preserving its unique biodiversity and supporting the communities that