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Coffee Informative Speech

explanatory Essay
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Have you ever wondered where the most common thing we see every day comes from? Or how it came to be? After oil, coffee is found to be the most common thing traded in the entire world. Coffee is known everywhere and developed in different ways depending on where you are. According to www.pbs.org “ it is estimated that 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed each day worldwide.” Ever wondered why New Yorkers live a very fast paced life and never seem to rest? Its probably because they drink seven times more coffee than any other U.S. city. There are many cool facts about coffee, but the true interesting information is found where coffee comes from and how it got traded throughout the world over time. Every place has adapted coffee and has made it their own. …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that coffee is the most common thing traded in the world. it is known everywhere and developed in different ways depending on where you are.
  • Explains that coffee was discovered by a goat herder named kaldi who found his goats frolicking and full of energy after eating the red fruit of the coffee shrub.
  • Explains that coffee is actually a cherry-like fruit in its most un-processed form, which contains the dark brown seed that is called the coffee bean.
  • Explains that coffee originated in arabia, where the arabs found that by boiling the beans, they could make a drink that contained powers perfect for praying sessions. coffee never reached the u.s. until the early 18th century.
  • Explains that by the late 1800s the entire world was obsessing over coffee. in 1864 the first "self emptying coffee roaster" was invented and two men named john and charles arbcuckle started selling pre roasted coffee in a bag.
  • Describes some cultural traditions and practices associated with coffee all over the world, such as the ethiopian practice, wherein flowers are scattered around the room and incense is burned to ward off evil spirits.
  • Explains that the research paper opened their eyes and made them take more interest in where foods come from and how they were traded all over the world. they learned that humans are amazing in changing the way food tastes.

Unfortunately there is no true location or person that is known to have founded this phenomenon called coffee, but there is a popular Ethiopian legend according to www.pbs.org that states that “coffee is discovered by a goat herder named Kaldi, who found his goats frolicking and full of energy after eating the red fruit of the coffee shrub. Kaldi tried the fruit for himself and had a similar reaction. After witnessing their strange behavior, a monk took some of the fruit back to his fellow monks; they too spent the night awake and alert. Of course, they would have been reacting to coffee’s high dose of caffeine.” Most people often refer to this story when talking about the origin of coffee but it was never truly discovered if this story was true or

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