Coffee and Religion

Coffee and religion have a long history together. Read on!

Coffee’s origins in Ethiopia make for an interesting religious circumstance. Ethiopia is one of the unique places where the three Abramaic faiths have co-existed for a long time. Judaism, Christianity and Islam all have shared a part in the history of Ethiopia but it was Islam that first seemed to recognise, and take advantage of the benefits of coffee. It is understood that some tribes ground the beans with goat fat and molded this into a pre-battle snack. Later, the Sufi Dervishes consumed coffee to sustain their ecstatic whirling and coffee as a hot drink, with its origins in supporting religious observance was born.”


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