Sourcing some beans

BeanGrinder

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Geez, that has to be one of the rarest coffees. It grows in the Baba Bhudan region in India and I don't know of anyone in the US that imports it.

For the boys and girls in the audience who are unfamiliar with the story, Baba Bhudan was credited with smuggling some of Kaldi's rare beans out of what we think is now Yemen, and taking them to his native India. Bhudan was on his way to Mecca on a holy pilgrimage when he made a pit stop for a cup of coffee. He was so amazed at the energizing quality of the brew that he wanted to take some home to India. This, of course, was forbidden. So, legend claims that he secretly stitched seven of the beans into the hem of his garment and bid fairwell to his monastic hosts. It was the beginning of international trade in the coffee realm. From those beans, Baba Bhudan grew a great crop of coffee and traded beans with others along the familiar trade routes.

Baba Bhudan was considered a great hero and the region of his home in India was named after him. Centuries later, coffee still grows in this region in very small quantities.

If you find someone that claims they have it, make sure they can produce a certificate of authenticity!
 

BeanGrinder

New member
Aug 11, 2004
176
0
North Georgia, USA
Geez, that has to be one of the rarest coffees. It grows in the Baba Bhudan region in India and I don't know of anyone in the US that imports it.

For the boys and girls in the audience who are unfamiliar with the story, Baba Bhudan was credited with smuggling some of Kaldi's rare beans out of what we believe is now Yemen, and taking them to his native India. Bhudan was on his way to Mecca on a holy pilgrimage when he made a pit stop for a cup of coffee. He was so amazed at the energizing quality of the brew that he wanted to take some home to India. This, of course, was forbidden by the monks at the holy order of St. Caffeine. So, legend claims that he secretly stitched seven of the beans into the hem of his garment and bid fairwell to his monastic hosts. It was the beginning of international trade in the coffee realm. From those beans, Baba Bhudan grew a great crop of coffee and traded beans with others along the familiar trade routes.

Baba Bhudan was considered a great hero and the region of his home in India was named after him. Centuries later, coffee still grows in this region in very small quantities, perhaps descendents of his original seven beans!

If you find someone that claims they have it, make sure they can produce a certificate of authenticity!
 
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