The history of coffee is well documented back to the ninth century but, according to legend, it was first discovered more than two hundred years earlier by an Ethiopian shepherd who noticed erratic behavior in the animals in his care after they had eaten the fruits of a certain plant. Needless to say, experiments were carried out as the drink was trialed for human consumption and the art of coffee making began in earnest. It wasn't long before trade horizons were expanded and the beans moved into Yemen where the major emporium was Mocha. Nowadays, coffee is grown around the world, with Brazil the major producer. Coffee is a giant global industry employing more than 20 million people and ranks second only to petroleum in terms of dollars traded worldwide. With over 400 billion cups consumed every year, coffee is the world's most popular beverage and the increasing number of outlets confirms its status. Come and join us on a journey celebrating coffee at its best in this 64-page hardback gift book. Enjoy the dunking dozen and all the best varieties to drink.