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This quantity represents the court cases of a convention celebrating the foreign yr for the World's Indigenous Peoples, held in Townsville, Queensland, in 1993.

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Their cacao plantations, which expanded throughout their dominions, made the Maya very wealthy. , chocolate was drunk by the Toltecs, who flourished from the tenth to the twelfth centuries, and by the Aztecs, whose ascent began in the twelfth century. It was from Aztec hands that the Spanish conquistadors were first served chocolate at the outset of the sixteenth century. Pre-Columbian History of Chocolate The Maya were the first people of the New World to maintain historical records, although most of their records were lost when conquistadors and missionaries, eager to establish a foothold in the New World, eradicated all the traces of native religion and culture they could find.

63 There, of course, the priest promptly discovered a coffee tree laden with red berries, which berries he immediately boiled, naming the brew after the place to which Allah had led him. 2 tea Asian Origins If Christianity is wine, and Islam coffee, Buddhism is most certainly tea. —Alan Watts, The Way of Zen (1957) From ancient times, the Chinese have elaborated a pretense of tradition and descent that can best be described as a dream of antiquity in a time that never was. Affecting to trace her customs, philosophies, and pedigrees to a more venerable age than those of other nations, the Chinese culture has, in the mirror of mythological history, assumed the cloak of dignity that accords with precedence.

At least one old Arab account says that what we call coffee today borrowed its name directly from the drink brewed from kafta, or khat, after the redoubtable al-Dhabhani recommended to friends that they substitute coffee for the qahwa made from kafta, when supplies of the latter were exhausted. According to this notion, coffee is a kind of poor man’s khat, to which the Sufis resorted only when khat was unavailable. 60 Still another etymology, but one with slight lexicographical authority, traces the word “coffee” to “quwwa” or “cahuha,” which means “power” or “strength,” holding that the drink was named for what we now recognize as the envigorating effects of caffeine.

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