Roses are Red, Coffee is Good...

Roses are Red, Coffee is Good...

Did you know that the first credible evidence of roasting and drinking coffee appears in the middle of the 15th century in Sufi monasteries in Mocha Yemen. Despite appeals to ban the "Muslim drink", Pope Clement VIII deemed coffee a "Christian beverage" in 1600. And in 1670, a Sufi by the name of Baba Budan smuggled seven coffee seeds from Yemen and introduced it to India. Those Sufis and Popes sure know how to recognize a good stimulant. Here is the first stanza of a proper poem by the master sufi, Rumi:
  • What was said to the rose that made it open
  • was said to me here in my chest.

Song of the Day: The Coffee Song - Frank Sinatra (1946)
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