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A History of Coffee and Coffee Harvesting

A History of Coffee

The first uses of coffee are thought to have occured in the thirteenth in East Africa, but the drinking of coffee is better recorded throughout the fourteenth and fifteenth century when Arabs in the Middle East began to cultivate it. It was during the sixteenth century when the history of coffee was recorded to have moved into Italy and spread throughout the rest of Europe, to Indonesia, and then to the Americas. Since it's first development coffee cultivators have learned that the best place to grow a coffee plant is in countries along the equator. The unique climates that exist in these places are prefect for optimal coffee harvesting.>

Gourmesso's coffee travels a long way before it reaches you cup. The ideal growing region for the two main types of coffee, Arabica and Robusta, is also along the equator, and we work to bring this exceptional coffee to you. The beans used to enhance your enjoyment of a luxurious cup of Gourmesso come from India, South America and Africa.

Coffee Harvesting

The maturity of coffee beans varies depending on the type of coffee plant and  the growing region, which means there can be coffee harvesting all year round. Coffee beans can even mature at different rates on the plant itself, there are various approaches to harvest it. Through the “stripping” method, all fruits are picked at the same time regardless of their maturity level, and then the non-usable fruits are thrown out. Since this method is less time-consuming and inexpensive, it is often used for the mass production of cheap supermarket coffee. Through the “picking” method, only the ripe beans are harvested. Although the manual selection is very complex, it guarantees excellent coffee quality which you can notice while drinking your delicious Gourmesso coffee!

The history of coffee is more unique and fascinating then one would imagine.