Saturday, 10 August 2019

Coffee in India

The one to introduce India to coffee was a Muslim named Bababuden.  Very many considered him to be a saint.  He came from Mocha bringing with him a handful of seeds, and settled himself on the slopes of a mountain range in Kadur district, Mysore State.  This range was later named after him, and anyone can see his tomb even today if he will undertake a short trip from Chickmagalur  The origin of coffee, thus is saintly.  It was not an empire-builder or a buccaneer who brought coffee to India, but a saint, one who knew what was good for humanity. (p. 44)
[Narayan, R.K. (1990) A Story-teller's World New Delhi: Penguin Books.]

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