In a caffeinated celebration that transcends borders, International Coffee Day, observed annually on October 1st, pays homage to the journey of coffee beans from Ethiopia to breakfast tables worldwide.
With a history spanning over 600 years, the metamorphosis of coffee, from a mysterious red bean discovered by a goat-herder, to a global sensation, is a tale of cultural exchange.
Originally surfacing in Ethiopia, coffee traversed through Yemen, Egypt, Persia, Turkey, and Europe, encountering both acclaim and skepticism. Pope Clement VIII’s endorsement in the 1600s bolstered coffee’s acceptance, leading to its eventual presence in the Americas. In 2014, the International Coffee Organization designated October 1st, as a day to celebrate the beverage that many can’t begin their day without.
Visit a local coffee brewer or cafe today in downtown Port Huron, or in a city near you.
Reporting for WGRT – Choze Powell