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Instant coffee was invented as a solution for use where speed of preparation is needed and as storage solution for larger coffee surpluses but in time became beverage on par with regular coffee.
Today, coffee is consumed everywhere in the world. But it was not always so. It took a lot of time for it to come from Ethiopia, Yemen, Persia, Turkey and Venice to other parts of the world and becomes a morning ritual for thousands of people.
First espresso machine was made at the end of the 19th century and it made a whole new family of coffee beverages. Starting in Italy it spread across the world especially since the 1980s. Read about history of espresso coffee.
There are different legends of how the coffee was found but history is probably different. We don’t know who found it first exactly but we know its history from the 11th century. Find out important moments in coffee history.