Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Do You Bake - National Coffee Day - September 29th


National Coffee Day is celebrated annually on September 29. People across the United States celebrate one of the most beloved morning beverages on National Coffee Day. It is a morning favorite, however, it is found being drunk throughout the day either hot or cold and either black or with additives such as cream, creamers, milk, sugar, flavored syrups and ice.
There are many legendary accounts of how coffee first came to be but the earliest credible evidence of either coffee drinking or the knowledge of the coffee tree appears in the middle of the 15th century in the SUFI monasteries around Mokha in Yemen.  It was here where coffee seeds were first roasted and brewed, similarily to how it is prepared today.  Yemeni traders brought coffee back to their homeland from Ethiopia and began to cultivate the seed.
In 1670, coffee seeds were smuggled out of the Middle East by Baba Budan, as he strapped seven coffee seeds onto his chest.  The first plants grown from these smuggled seeds were planted in Mysore.  It was then that coffee spread to Italy, to the rest of Europe, to Indonesia and to the Americas.
In 1583, Leonhard Rauwolf, a German physician, gave this description of coffee after returning from a ten-year trip to the Near East:
A beverage as black as ink, useful against numerous illnesses, particularly those of the stomach. It’s consumers take it in the morning, quite frankly, in a porcelain cup that is passed around and from which each one drinks a cupful. It is composed of water and the fruit from a bush called bunnu.
—LĂ©onard Rauwolf, Reise in die Morgenländer (in German) (Wikipedia)
Enjoy a cup or two of your favorite coffee. Use #NationalCoffeeDay to post on social media
Let Do You Bake? help with these options:
  1. *DYB Coffee Cake
  2. *DYB CRAVE-IT Iced Coffee SmoothZ
  3. *DYB CRAVE-IT Mocha Iced Coffee SmoothZ
  4. *DYB CRAVE-IT Low Sugar Tahitian Vanilla Iced Coffee SmoothZ
  5. *DYB CRAVE-IT Mocha Cafe Latte Iced Coffee SmoothZ

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