Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My World- Coffee

The coffee plant was brought to India in the 13th century by the Arab Sufi saint Baba Budan. He planted it near the cave in the Western Ghats, where he meditated. Now there are coffee plantations all along the Wester Ghats.
The coffee gardens are eco- friendly places, where other native plants also thrive whereas the tea gardens are unfriendly, monoculture plantations.
In this season, te coffee berries are still green. Whan they ripen, they are plucked by hand, dried and roasted, before being powdered.
Coffee is the preferred beverage of South Indians, while tea is that of North Indians. When I go for my early morning walk, I enjoy the invigorating smell of fresh coffee being brewed in all the homes on my way.
Thanks to the team of My World at http://showyourworld.blogspot.com

33 comments:

  1. Another delightful look at your world! And I could almost smell the coffee!! Great post for the day! Hope you have a lovely day today! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  2. Interesting. I've never seen one in real life.

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  3. love to pick them all in red (without ants) hahaha.
    My World Tuesday here

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  4. love the second picture. where was this taken?

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  5. interesting to note that coffee is inclusive and tea is not!

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  6. Great captures of the coffee seeds.

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  7. Delightful! I can smell the coffee aroma from here...

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  8. I love the coffee aroma! So this is how the coffee tree look like!

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  9. Im having coffee right know. And it was so nice too what coffee leaves are like.

    Thank you for sharing.

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  10. I prefer coffee to tea. I love coffee... can't start my day without one cup :-D

    Nice coffee berries there.

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  11. A friend gave us a coffee plant but in our climate it had no chance at all.

    Nice post.

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  12. Now, that was an interesting post! Me, who thought all Indians preferred tea!
    Take care
    Charlotta

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  13. Thanks for enlightening. I can only imagine the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, here we only get the 'instant' one:-( But anyway, three cheers for Baba Budan for introducing this wonderful beverage.

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  14. Sylvia,always a nice word. Thanks.
    Ewok,I too have couple of coffeeplants in my garden. Their shiny green leaves are always attractive.
    Vernz, welcome to my garden where you can pick the berries in season.
    Arati, the picture is from Wayanad in Kerala.
    Magiceye, yes it is.
    Lady Fi,welcome and thanks for your comment.
    Malar, once you get hooked on coffee, you are hooked for life!
    Dani, welcome and thanks for your comment. I hope you enjoy drinking coffee.
    Stephanie, it is the same with me. I too love my morning coffee.
    Arija, the plant is worth saving as it is beautiful, with shiny leaves.
    Charlotta, being a South Indian, I prefer coffee to tea.
    Hi Doc! Wecome back. Yes, Baba Budan was a great soul.
    J Bar and Indrani, thanks for your encouraging comments.

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  15. Interesting shots. Thanks for sharing it. I have one cup of coffee now.

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  16. In the east too it's tea. But I love the smell/taste of coffee. Interesting to know how coffee came to our country.

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  17. What beautiful healthy plants they are! I love both coffee and tea, especially the teas of India and good strong coffee. Your country is so wonderful, with all its many traditions, festivals and multicultural events. I visited a friend in Mumbai nearly 13 years ago and hope to get back for a six month stay in the fall of 2011..to really visit the country.

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  18. I love the look of the coffee tree. When it flowers it looks stunning. I grew once a coffee tree and I also made coffee. It was a laborious task. I think I did not roast the beans enough as my coffee was very bland. I only did it once! I generally buy organic coffee from small cooperatives. But I am also naughty and buy NESPRESSO capsules for my nespresso coffee machine. It is not instant coffee. One can buy many varieties and the coffee is superior as the machine has 19 bars.

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  19. So interesting! I've only seen coffee plants that are very small and grown as a houseplant. I was just craving some coffee before reading this post, now I want it even more :)

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  20. Nice photos. I also liked the history you provided.

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  21. Café é a bebida preferida do povo brasileiro, e por aqui há muitas plantações de café. As fotos estão lindas!

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  22. Ooh, a coffee tree and coffee beans! I am craving for my first cup of coffee now.

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  23. Makes me want some coffee and it's way too late.

    Cher
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