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Inside the Coffee Zone

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There are three main accounts of where coffee first came from, but the constant in the stories are that it was first discovered in Ethiopia.  Depending on who you would give credit to is how the amazing caffeinated beverage  came about, but we do know that the first person to try it was sure to find it bitter.  Of the three main stories each had to decide how to eat or consume the coffee berry.  As the coffee bean is actually a seed inside the berry, it creates a very bitter flavor.  Being as this was in a region where food was scarce and each of the “fathers” of coffee were hungry, you can assume that they had to try it many different ways before coming to it in its oh so heavenly brew now.

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The first written transcripts about coffee consumption date back to the mid-1400′s.  Coffee had been discovered, the coffee tree was known to contain a “magical” fruit which could sustain hunger for days. It was around the 1550′s that java reached the Middle East which was well before it sprang upon Europe, Indonesia, and the Americas.  This wonderful seed was found best when dried by roasting.  It could be eaten this way or soaked in water like tea.  Of course it was most effective when ground, and mixed with a hot water. Coffee Columbia MO

The first civilization to truly have coffee as a drink, and where it is believed the spread of java came from is Mocha.  From Mocha coffee spread to Egypt and North Africa and then within 100 years reached the rest of the Middle East.  It was the Muslim world that spread coffee to the rest of the world, and the Arabs that started trading it.  Coffee Shops began to spring up, and with that came the Western Cultures desire to have the  drink themselves.  The Dutch were have found to been the ambassadors of the coffee trade and soon took the fruits to be traded in the East Indies and the Americas. Coffee Columbia MO

Coffee has been found to have many benefits. Among them the fact that you can remain alert by not having fatigue set in, and lethargy can be thwarted with enough of the brew. These two facts were enough that those who tasted the wonderful elixir were left wanting more.  It was in the late 1700′s that the Ethiopian Orthodox Church banned the brew and not until after 1850 that the ban started losing its hold and the people once again began enjoying the local favorite.

Coffee Columbia MO has found its way into our lives and has become a staple.  Actually, coffee is the second most traded commodity on the market next to oil.  The fact that coffee only grows in the coffee belt, a small area above and below the equator, has not slowed down the world’s dependence on its ever increasing popularity.

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Today the CoffeeZone brings that rich culture and history to the District in Columbia, MO. Being located downtown, the Zone is central to the cities need.  Holding true to the original roots of coffee, the Zone is as close to an authentic original coffee shop that you will get in the middle of Missouri.  The next time you visit the Zone, sit back, relax and try to imagine yourself in the middle of the desert enjoying one of the finer things that nature has to offer. It’s Coffee Columbia Mo the real way!


  1. posted by Firda on May 27, 2012 at 5:13 am

    half pound of coffee, 5 cups of water, 2nd half-pound of cfofee, then the final 5 cups of water, stirring it (in the pot), then pouring it into the Toddy. After the 12 hr. brewing period, I pull the plug and watch the carafe fill right up. I’m tempted to press down to get a few more ounces out of it, but am concerned the remaining effluent will be weaker (yet somehow more acidic), and also that I might end up clogging the filter, so I end up with about 60 ounces of the concentrate. (one more)


    • posted by Saurabh on August 10, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      I just bought a French Press 3 days ago. It makes a great cup of coffee. Way better than one we had before. Filtered water makes a huge difference if you have hard water. I like the fact that you can take the filter holder out, clean that bad-bitty up, while cleaning the filter and have a fresh pot every time. It looks like the filter you pulled out of there was used .


    • posted by admin on January 12, 2013 at 6:07 pm

      Ok, thanks for the tip… a littl confusing, but ok.


  2. posted by Katy on July 29, 2012 at 1:47 am

    hey what is your fb page


    • posted by admin on August 6, 2012 at 2:56 pm


      • posted by Santos on October 22, 2012 at 3:23 am

        Hello AndrewWe found your site though my brhteor Carlos, who works with the farm in Nicaragua.We are very excited to bring our coffee directly through the family lines,. We look foward on bringing a connection between the people that drink our coffee and our farm, the families that work at it and all the amaizing projects that we do to improve the lives of the workers and the enviroment.As we wait for the coffee of this year’s harvest, we would like to take an opportunity to keep you informed of the great things happening at El Recreo Estate farm in Jinotega, Nicaragua. Being a family business (my parents own El Recreo Estate farm), we can let you know details of the harvest of our specialty coffee (shade grown, Rainforest Alliance certified), as well as environmental and social programs (School for Technical Training, School for Kids, Health Center) in the farm.We look forward working with you.Please let us know (email us back) if you would like to receive our newsletter from El Recreo Estate Coffee to keep you connected to the farmers and our coffee in general.


    • posted by Joel on October 21, 2012 at 5:09 am

      . The other two units I bought were made by Brookstone and Black & Decker. I’ve owned the Brookstone for seerval years. It’s been excellent. It’s just getting old and the coffee doesn’t taste as good as it used to. The Black & Decker lasted for a month before it burned out (sometimes with these I forget to add water, realize my mistake, then put the water in without letting it cool down). You shouldn’t shock the heater that way, but on the other hand, both the Brookstone and the Uno One have been very forgiving. The one thing the Uno One doesn’t have that the others had is an automatic shut-off. On the other hand, forgetting to turn off the lighted switch doesn’t seem to hurt anything. By the way, the porcelain cup that comes with this little guy is only about 7 oz. One other point, I’ve found that very slightly less than a level scoop of Yuban coffee grounds makes the best cup. Why am I buying another? Because this one makes better coffee than any coffee maker I’ve ever owned .. so I want another for a spare .. just in case.


      • posted by Jahlin on January 18, 2013 at 6:43 am

        What an awesome way to explain this-now I know eevyrthing!


  3. posted by admin on January 12, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    We’re looking forward to seeing you too! Thanks for commenting.


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