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How We Came to Love Coffee So Much

How We Came to Love Coffee So Much

We can trace the discovery of coffee back to the 11th Century. Legend has it that a humble Ethiopian goat herder discovered that his animals didn’t sleep all night after eating berries from a certain bush. The herder shared his story with monks at the local monastery; they tested and confirmed his theory of the vitalising beans. From here word spread east and the wonder of coffee began its journey across the globe.


Coffee cultivation and trade began on the Arabian Peninsula as demand for the drink began to rise. Coffee houses opened and quickly grew in popularity as a venue for social gatherings. European travellers marvelled at this delicious black beverage and by the 17th Century coffee had hit western shores. With papal approval from Pope Clement VIII coffee continued to rise in status.


Demand for the beverage led to other nations attempting to cultivate the plant. The Dutch were the first to succeed with cultivation of coffee plants on the island of Java. As traders and colonists carried coffee seeds to new lands plantations were established worldwide.


Our love affair with coffee continues today. Coffee shops can be found on every high street in the land and consumers at home are beginning to seek more varied and complex coffees. Over 30,000 visitors attended the London Coffee Festival this year, all eager to keep abreast with the ever-evolving coffee landscape.


As our nation enjoys coffee more than ever before, the drink is evolving into a culinary speciality product. Taking their coffee experience to the next level, consumers are sampling new and innovative flavoured syrups to create a new sensory journey. Taylerson’s offer an array of new, original and unparalleled, flavoured syrups providing the modern coffee drinker with a unique aroma and taste.