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{{Info consumables
{{Info consumables
|image      = noimg.png
|appearance     = Dark to pale brown liquid
|appearance = A dark brown, steaming liquid
|difficulty     = 1/10
|difficulty = 2/10
|creator       = [[Sariyd]]
|creator   = Unknown
|class         = All classes
|class     = The poor, commoners, and nobles alike
|ingredients   =  
|ingredients =
*Ground [[Taqafasula Tree]] beans
*2 parts kaffee grounds
*Boiled water
*1 part cocoa powder
*Optional: Desired amount of seasoning OR additives OR both
*Pinch of sugar
*Optional: Desired amount of milk OR cream OR sugar OR all/none
*Boiling water
*Optional: A wide range of toppings from whipped cream to marshmallows
*Some decide to put cream or milk in the drink, but this is a largely unpopular practice
}}
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Nobody knows who made it or where it came from, but the general consensus of the people of [[Aloria]] is that Kaffee is a fundamental drink for daily living. The [[Kaffee Bean]] can grow anywhere in the world, managing to survive various harsh climates and habitats strewn about Aloria. Differences in where the bean is grown does affect the value and delicacy of the bean; it is generally accepted that a better taste is acquired when grown in warmer temperatures such as in the the jungles of [[Daendroc]]. Funnily enough, while it’s generally accepted that the drink is purely Kaffee grounds and nothing else, the cocoa powder ingredient actually plays a large role in the overall flavor.
Kaffee is a well-known drink developed by the [[Sariyd]] of old and now enjoyed all over the world after spreading with the [[Qadir]] in their departure from their homeland. Made from the beans of the [[Taqafasula Tree]], the drink is capable of providing energy to its consumer, but too much of it has been known to have an adverse effect. The drink is also made in a wide range of different ways, one for every [[Culture]] and [[Race]] who has come into contact with the beverage, and liked what they tasted.
 
==History==
==History==
The exact origin of the Kaffee drink is completely unknown, but some theories have been made by culinary scholars. The most agreed-with story of its creation is  that it was invented during the early days of the [[Ailor]] in [[Old Ceardia]], used as a form of energy drink to make the barbarians fight harder and more fierce in battle. Of course, no evidence to support this claim has been found, but for ease of understanding, nobody bothers to contest it. The drink rapidly gained popularity in the beginning of the [[Regalian Empire]], after the [[Five Family Rebellion]]. [[Theomar The Holy|Emperor Theomar I]] was famously fond for the drink and often spoke of its utility as an early morning drink. Since then it has remained a popular drink to the hardworking.
Kaffee, also known as Qahwa at this time, first emerged sometime around 1000 BC in northern [[Farah’deen]], though many Qadir will claim it is far older. In this initial form, the drink was nothing like it was today. Drunk cold and using whole beans kept in water, the substance was mostly tied to religious practices in that region and several cults of Sariyd polytheism. As time passed, more effective ways of consuming the drink, often with the aid of [[Clockwork]] devices, persisted, and hot Kaffee was now drunk as a way to keep the industrious thinkers, scholars, and engineers of Sariyd society awake and active close to breakthroughs, or as a way to quickly rouse them in the morning. Kaffee maintained many traditional methods of preparation in Farah’deen even after the drink spread abroad during the exodus of Sariyd who left Farah’deen as local politics and warfare grew intense. Those who traveled and settled Hadriytas in [[Daen]] soon introduced the drink to the [[Altalar]]. They had their own technologies, and so the Clockwork devices of the Qadir were reverse-engineered into tools that the Altalar then controlled from a distance, or had their copious slaves work. It was the Altalar who expanded on previous Qadir acts of adding honey into Kaffee with the addition of [[Dúllci Cane]] sugar, kinds of milk, creams, and other things. They also added their own rituals to the drinking of Kaffee, before the drink finally would reach the [[Ailor]] in force after the [[Cataclysm]]. While initially received well only in southern lands, and as a “commoner’s drink” in [[Ithania]], the rise of [[Regal Culture]], and its scholastic focus saw Kaffee become quite popular in the [[City of Regalia]]. Since 300 AC, Kaffee cafes, places of Kaffee brewing with differently roasted beans, and the sale of small side pastries have grown as an industry. Many a major city across the [[Regalian Empire]], and perhaps the world, now have over a dozen of these establishments catering to all classes, though most nobles continue to enjoy the drink privately in their elegant estates and private homes.
 
==Preparation==
==Preparation==
Making the drink is extremely easy, which is a testament to the universality of it. First, the beans are ground into a fine powder like substance (some vendors sell pre-ground Kaffee to make the process easier, but freshly ground objectively tastes better). Next, the cocoa is added to the powder in what is referred to as a kaffee pot; a ceramic glass creation that roughly resembles a teapot. Then, boiling water is added to the mixture, and sugar or cream is then added to accommodate the drinkers’ varying tastebuds.
Kaffee has dozens of different methods of preparation, which have evolved with time, and vary due to ingredients, bean roast, and more such factors. At its core, however, it’s prepared through the grinding of the Kaffee beans. More correctly known as Taqafasula beans, it was also the Altalar who gave Kaffee its modern name. These grinds are then placed into a filter through which hot water is poured and usually steeped for a time with the steeped water then trickling down into the vessel beneath. Other times, the steeped liquid is pressed out of the container into the drinking vessel, or the drink is simply removed from beneath the dripping filter. It can then be seasoned, topped, or added to in whatever way one wishes.
 
==Characteristics==
==Characteristics==
*While Kaffee without  cocoa tastes very bitter, the combination of the Kaffee Beans and the cocoa powder works to produce a pleasantly mild, sweet taste. Therefore, sweetened Kaffee with added sugar is only popular to those with a sweet tooth, as most find it overly sweet.
*Kaffee is commonly a brown liquid, ranging in coloration due to the roast of the beans, or the amount of added dairy.
*It is no debate that Kaffee provides energy to the drinker once it is ingested. However, once the effects have worn off, the drinker will crave another cup and even receive headaches if consumption has become a habit.
*Kaffee has a rich, deeply affecting smell which is all its own, and easily identified.
*Kaffee is a dark brown color, usually steaming from the heat of the boiling water. Some people like to drink it cold, but most are of the opinion that it tastes horrible when cold.  
*Kaffee’s taste varies based on how it was prepared, but generally it has a strong taste, sometimes veering into bitter, which drowns out other flavors.
==Trivia==
==Trivia==
*Adding cream or milk into Kaffee is considered feminine, so the [[Jingoist]] parts of Regalian society despise the practice.
*Some have called the consumption of Kaffee an unofficial ritual in one’s weekly routine, as close to a religious act as any other due to its frequency and repeated consistency.
*Kaffee is an exceedingly cheap drink.
*Kaffee Cafes, or Tea Houses as they are also known, are not just dens of Kaffee consumption and academic discourse, but also gossip courts where the better off in society can haggle or spread whatever they wish, be it true or false.
*The [[Azzizzari]] are perhaps the best known Ailor Culture to embrace Kaffee, making its creation a local art form, and using Kaffee beans and even Kaffee itself in their cooking of other dishes.
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|Writers = HydraLana
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Latest revision as of 02:36, 13 March 2022

Kaffee
Noimg.png
Consumables
Appearance Dark to pale brown liquid
Difficulty 1/10 (0-Easiest)
Creator Sariyd
Class All classes
Ingredients
  • Ground Taqafasula Tree beans
  • Boiled water
  • Optional: Desired amount of seasoning OR additives OR both
  • Optional: Desired amount of milk OR cream OR sugar OR all/none
  • Optional: A wide range of toppings from whipped cream to marshmallows

Kaffee is a well-known drink developed by the Sariyd of old and now enjoyed all over the world after spreading with the Qadir in their departure from their homeland. Made from the beans of the Taqafasula Tree, the drink is capable of providing energy to its consumer, but too much of it has been known to have an adverse effect. The drink is also made in a wide range of different ways, one for every Culture and Race who has come into contact with the beverage, and liked what they tasted.

History

Kaffee, also known as Qahwa at this time, first emerged sometime around 1000 BC in northern Farah’deen, though many Qadir will claim it is far older. In this initial form, the drink was nothing like it was today. Drunk cold and using whole beans kept in water, the substance was mostly tied to religious practices in that region and several cults of Sariyd polytheism. As time passed, more effective ways of consuming the drink, often with the aid of Clockwork devices, persisted, and hot Kaffee was now drunk as a way to keep the industrious thinkers, scholars, and engineers of Sariyd society awake and active close to breakthroughs, or as a way to quickly rouse them in the morning. Kaffee maintained many traditional methods of preparation in Farah’deen even after the drink spread abroad during the exodus of Sariyd who left Farah’deen as local politics and warfare grew intense. Those who traveled and settled Hadriytas in Daen soon introduced the drink to the Altalar. They had their own technologies, and so the Clockwork devices of the Qadir were reverse-engineered into tools that the Altalar then controlled from a distance, or had their copious slaves work. It was the Altalar who expanded on previous Qadir acts of adding honey into Kaffee with the addition of Dúllci Cane sugar, kinds of milk, creams, and other things. They also added their own rituals to the drinking of Kaffee, before the drink finally would reach the Ailor in force after the Cataclysm. While initially received well only in southern lands, and as a “commoner’s drink” in Ithania, the rise of Regal Culture, and its scholastic focus saw Kaffee become quite popular in the City of Regalia. Since 300 AC, Kaffee cafes, places of Kaffee brewing with differently roasted beans, and the sale of small side pastries have grown as an industry. Many a major city across the Regalian Empire, and perhaps the world, now have over a dozen of these establishments catering to all classes, though most nobles continue to enjoy the drink privately in their elegant estates and private homes.

Preparation

Kaffee has dozens of different methods of preparation, which have evolved with time, and vary due to ingredients, bean roast, and more such factors. At its core, however, it’s prepared through the grinding of the Kaffee beans. More correctly known as Taqafasula beans, it was also the Altalar who gave Kaffee its modern name. These grinds are then placed into a filter through which hot water is poured and usually steeped for a time with the steeped water then trickling down into the vessel beneath. Other times, the steeped liquid is pressed out of the container into the drinking vessel, or the drink is simply removed from beneath the dripping filter. It can then be seasoned, topped, or added to in whatever way one wishes.

Characteristics

  • Kaffee is commonly a brown liquid, ranging in coloration due to the roast of the beans, or the amount of added dairy.
  • Kaffee has a rich, deeply affecting smell which is all its own, and easily identified.
  • Kaffee’s taste varies based on how it was prepared, but generally it has a strong taste, sometimes veering into bitter, which drowns out other flavors.

Trivia

  • Some have called the consumption of Kaffee an unofficial ritual in one’s weekly routine, as close to a religious act as any other due to its frequency and repeated consistency.
  • Kaffee Cafes, or Tea Houses as they are also known, are not just dens of Kaffee consumption and academic discourse, but also gossip courts where the better off in society can haggle or spread whatever they wish, be it true or false.
  • The Azzizzari are perhaps the best known Ailor Culture to embrace Kaffee, making its creation a local art form, and using Kaffee beans and even Kaffee itself in their cooking of other dishes.

Accreditation
Writers HydraLana
Processors Acosmism, WaterDruppel, MantaRey
Last Editor HydraLana on 03/13/2022.

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