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Coffee has played a crucial role in many societies. The energizing effect of the coffee bean plant is thought to have been discovered in the northeast region of Ethiopia, and the cultivation of coffee first expanded in the Arab world. The earliest credible evidence of coffee drinking appears in the middle of the 15th century, in the Sufi monasteries of Yemen in southern Arabia. From the Muslim world, coffee spread to Italy, then to the rest of Europe, to Indonesia, and to the Americas. In East Africa and Yemen, it was used in religious ceremonies. As a result, the Ethiopian Church banned its secular consumption, a ban in effect until the reign of Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia. It was banned in Ottoman Turkey during the 17th century for political reasons, and was associated with rebellious political activities in Europe.Coffee, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Making coffee at Noisebridge

  • There is a french press in the kitchen.
  • There is an espresso machine outside of the Turing classroom.
    • What is its status? It was seen exploding recently but may still be OK.
  • There is (where?) a giant gold-filter coffee brewer with a built-in grinder which is known to work.
    • It's under the coffee bar table, but is missing its grinder top...

Buying coffee near Noisebridge

Buying more coffee paraphernalia for Noisebridge

Garen Torikian offered to facilitate purchasing an AeroPress and/or nicer grinder if others are interested.

Place pledges below:

  • Garen - $50
  • Leif - $50
  • Liz: $10
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