The Story of Coffee

Thursday 25 September 2014

1 Hour


The Feathers Hotel



Ticket price

Coffee is one of the world’s most widely consumed drinks, and its story has its roots in Ethiopia. As legend states, an Ethiopian goatherder by the name of Kaldi first discovered the potency of the coffee bean after observing his goats ‘dancing’ after chewing coffee cherries.

This session led by coffee master Andrew Knight explores how coffee, first cultivated in the Arab world, spread around the globe. It looks at the difference between coffees of Asia, Africa and the Americas, and at where the word mocha comes from. Discover the differences between various coffee types and enjoy stories of the first British coffeehouses – including a famous one named Lloyds.

The event will also include tastings of several coffees and discussions on what influences their flavours.

Sponsored by The East India Company.