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The Truth Behind Your Cup of Joe

"Coffee Talk" left a lot of locals with a ton of knowledge on their beverage of choice.
When many people wake up in the morning, They head to the coffee pot.

But have you ever thought about where your coffee comes from?

Stephanie Price from Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum says, "coffee talk is about the history of coffee from the first cup that started in Ethiopia, to how it made it's way to America and how it's brewed today."

Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, Palace Coffee, and Evocation Coffee teamed up to make coffee talk.

The owner of Palace Coffee tells us what the event means to him.

Patrick Burns says, "it's not just how to make a cup of coffee, but really the whole story of coffee. The history of it from conception all the way to the farmers that we use and why we choose to use the coffee that we do."

Stepanie Price says, "I can't start my day some dayswithout a cup of coffee.  So it's a very important part of the economy of the world, but also the local economy here. Coffee is a big deal."

From the very first cup of coffee, to cowboy coffee, no coffee been was left behind in this chat.

Patrick says cowboy coffee won the heart of the west, because to be able to caffeinate like a cowboy, you've got to love a cup of Joe.

He tells us, "cowboys would make their coffee strong so they could travel long distances and keep an eye on their herd."

Around 50 people showed up sharing their love for lattes.

"How long coffee has been around.  I think he said 800 AD."

Burns tells us he doesn't think the drink that thousands of folks in our area call necessary to start their day, will be going anyhwere anytime soon.

"500 billion cups of coffee are drank evey year here in the world and 25 millions people are tied directly to the coffee industry," he says.

Coffee may have originated in Ethiopia, but Burns says about 50% of all coffee comes from Brazil.

We have one more fun fact for you.

Coffee beans are actually the pit of a berry, which makes them a fruit.

A cherry to be exact.

It is called a bean because of the resemblance to true beans.

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