Coffee, Coffee Everywhere

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By: Mary

 

 

Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.”  - Anne Morrow Lindbergh


No one knows exactly how or when coffee was discovered, though there are many legends about its origin.  One such legend says that around the 6th century in Ethiopia a goat herder named Kaldi first discovered the beloved beans. The story goes that Kaldi discovered coffee after he noticed that after eating the berries from a certain tree, his goats became so energetic that they did not want to sleep at night.  The rest is history….

Fast forward to the 21st Century and you can find a coffee shop on almost every corner in every major metropolitan city.  Some say that the very first coffee shop, Kiva Han, was opened in Constantinople in the year 1475.  Yes, we have been coffee fiends for that long. Coffee houses, where one comes to sip their beloved brew and socialize with friends and colleagues, are a huge part of our culture.  I, for one, cannot fathom what my day would be like without my grande, skim, vanilla latte and a quick chat with a least one of my neighbors who is also standing patiently in line waiting for the barista to call their name.


LOCAL COFFEE HOUSES:

  • Ahrre’s Coffee Roastery (in The Wine List Marketplace) - 417 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ | www.ahrre.com
  • Arts and Crafts Lobby Coffee Bar (@ The Grand Summit Hotel) - 570 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ | www.grandsummit.org
  • Boxwood Coffee - 17 Beechwood Road, Summit, NJ | www.boxwoodcoffee.com  
  • Starbucks - 2 Beechwood Road, Summit, NJ | Starbucks of Summit