Coffee! Wow, I don’t know how this was discovered. Think about it. A bushy plant, beans grow on it. Not fruit, beans. The beans are picked when ripe, not green. After being picked, they are toasted; either long or slow. Not to be confused with burnt. After they are toasted, they are cooked and later they are ground into small particles. These particles re then doused with water, heated, strained (preferably) and then poured into a cup to be drunk.
How did this possibility get discovered? It makes me wonder. Most beans when cooked in water will turn into…well, beans or bean soup. What makes the coffee bean different? It makes colored water, not soup. Why use the bean after toasting it, why not before? Would it make soup then? How come the leaves aren’t used? After all, there is tea. Tea is made from leaves. Why not coffee? How did someone learn to toast or roast the coffee bean first? Was someone hungry after some coffee bushes burned and tried to make soup? What that person ended up with is a drink that is used all over the world by many people.
Coffee is served hot, cold, frozen, with cream, with sugar, with flavorings; with cake cookies, pie, conversation, meals. It is used to wake up sleepy heads, do business, welcome guests to a home, make people feel at ease. Wow!! talk about being flexible.
PS. Did you know that if you’re having an allergic reaction, that the caffeine in coffee can help slow it down? worked for my husband until I could get him to the emergency room for treatment.