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Perspectives on coffee culture: Ge’ez conundrums

Ethiopia is the cradle of coffee culture, yet early evidence for it is scant. Does the Ge’ez word for coffee reveal clues? I propose an etymological link to the Zorastrian Emperor of Persia, Khosrow I (or II), reflecting contemporaneous Aksumite ‘anti-coffee’ sentiments. Ge’ez, used in Ethi...

By Freda N. Gonot-Schoupinsky