Why is Coffee Called Java?

We have all heard countless nicknames for coffee… Cup of Joe, daily grind, pick me up, rocket fuel, java, dirt, etc.

But where did the term “java” come from?

Let’s take a look at the history of coffee.  In the early 17th century, coffee was introduced to Southeast Asia. There were three areas where it was the most common, including Bali, Sumatra, and a small island called Java.  Once it got more popular, there was a lot of exporting from Java to other areas of the world. Because of this, they started to call the coffee Java when it came from the island.

Despite what you like to call it, it better always tastes good! Let us know what crazy nick names you call your coffee!


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