The Turkish tasted their first coffee in the 16th century, dubbing it "the milk of chess players and thinkers." Continue reading
Posted on January 21, 2015 by Wholespice
How do you like your coffee? Regular, black or with steamed milk in a latt or cappuccino?
Or perhaps you prefer your java with non-dairy lighteners like soy or almond milk and honey or agave instead of sugar; with a sprinkle of cinnamon or a grating of nutmeg on top; maybe adding a shot of chocolate to make it a mocha?
However you like to drink it, coffee is more than "the cup that cheers," to quote the slogan of Hawaii's Lion Coffee brand. This rich and powerful brew has inspired many rituals and traditions around the world, as well as the name of a coffee company that has become one of Napa's cult destinations: see Ritual makes a religion of drinking coffee.
Yemenite coffee is traditionally served black, spiced with a mixture of cloves, cinnamon, ginger and cardamom called "hawaj for coffee." You can sample it at our Napa shop, next door to Ritual Coffee Roasters. Continue reading