According to legend, coffee was discovered in 850 A.D. by an Ethiopian goat herder, and arrived in Europe in the early 17th century.
More than 500 billion cups of coffee are consumed each year, making coffee the world's most popular beverage. It is also the world's most traded commodity, after crude oil.
"Espresso" literally means "when something is forced out," referring to the way it is prepared: shooting pressurized, hot water through finely ground coffee.
Believe it or not, light roasts actually contain more caffeine than dark roasts.
The "Bean Belt" refers to the band around the Earth between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, where coffee grows.
All tea is produced from
a plant called Camellia sinensis. Tea variety is determined by the region in which it was grown, the time of year picked and the processing method.
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The stimulating effects of boiled coffee beans lent to coffee's reputation as a restorative drink. Today, there are many types of coffee makers and grinders that can bring this storied beverage to your kitchen every day. Learn how to make coffee with a multi-cup or single-serve coffee maker (or without one!) and enjoy a cup whenever you want.
Tea has an even longer history and is considered by many cultures to have strong medicinal value. Find teapots, electric kettles and a wide variety of loose leaf teas that will have you sipping in satisfaction once you learn how to make tea just the way you like.
Espresso makers do their magic by forcing a small stream of nearly boiling water through finely ground coffee beans. Espresso is the base of many favorites like lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos and Americanos. Skip the coffee shop and invest in your own espresso maker to learn how to make espresso and get your morning fix of these delicious drinks.
Kohl's has all the coffee, tea and espresso tools and accessories you need to create your favorite beverages in your own home. Create a unique cup with French presses, individual-cup coffee makers like the popular Keurig and K-Cups system and espresso makers to rival any coffee chain. Find the latest in coffee and tea storage to keep your favorites fresh. Experiment and become known for making the best cup of Joe around.