I like to start my day slowly... taking a good coffee!
This the last of a series of three photos dedicated to coffee.
History, acording to Wikipedia :
The earliest credible evidence of either coffee drinking or knowledge of the coffee tree appears in the middle of the fifteenth century, in the Sufi monasteries around Mokha in Yemen. It was here in Arabia that coffee beans were first roasted and brewed, in a similar way to how it is now prepared. By the 16th century, it had reached the rest of the Middle East, Persia, Turkey, and northern Africa. Coffee beans were first exported from Ethiopia to Yemen. Yemeni traders brought coffee back to their homeland and began to cultivate the bean. The first coffeehouse opened in Istanbul in 1554 The first coffee smuggled out of the Middle East was by Sufi Baba Budan from Yemen to India in 1670. Before then, all exported coffee was boiled or otherwise sterilised. Portraits of Baba Budan depict him as having smuggled seven coffee beans by strapping them to his chest. The first plants grown from these smuggled seeds were planted in Mysore. Coffee then spread to Italy, and to the rest of Europe, to Indonesia, and to the Americas.
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: EF50mm f/1.8 II
Focal Length: 50 mm
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Exposure: 0,5 sec at f/9,0
Exposure bias: 1 1/3 EV
Exposure Program: Aperture priority
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: no flash
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