It is estimated that over 2 billion cups of coffee are drunk every day worldwide. Drinking this beverage has become a ritual in its own right and a part of our daily routine. Moreover, we use coffee to invite someone to go out, associate it with taking a break, and use it to stay awake a little while longer.
Right after oil, coffee is the most valuable traded commodity in the world.
An Ethiopian goat herder discovered coffee in the 9th century after seeing the behavior his goats exhibited after eating coffee berries and decided to try it himself. Not long after, some monks who witnessed this felt caffeine’s stimulating effect as well. The monks spread the word of coffee until the news of this beverage reached the Arabian Peninsula where its cultivation and trade began. Coffee was grown in Yemen until the 15th century, and in the 16th century, it spread to other Middle Eastern countries where the first coffee houses appeared as hubs of social life.
Coffee arrived in Europe in the 17th century and despite the objections of the clergy, Pope Clement VIII gave it papal approval. Coffee houses sprang up in major cities of England, Austria, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, and by the mid 17th century, there were 300 coffee houses in London alone. Coffee impacted human productivity as well. Namely, the then morning beverage of either wine or beer was replaced by coffee.
Before it became our morning routine, coffee was prepared in various ways. At first, it was mixed with animal fat and made into protein bar snacks. Its fermented pulp was even used to make a wine-like concoction.
It wasn’t until the 13th century that coffee beans were roasted and made the first step in preparing coffee as we know it today.
Besides the standard way of making coffee, our mixologist went a step further and came up with new and different flavors in caffe bar Lipa. Whether it’s coffee-based beverages, cocktails, homemade linden juice, or a light meal, our caffe bar will add a new dimension to your visit to Lipa cave. Visit us and taste something new in a completely different environment.