Coffee is liquid medicine

In Ethiopia, where coffee originated, their word for the drink (“bunna”) doesn’t follow the pattern of starting with ‘K’, ‘Q’, or ‘C’.

Another exception, also going back to origins, is in the indigenous language Ojibwe of the Anishinabek Native Americans from my native Minnesota.


Broken down into 3 parts, it means “black medicine water”.

makade = black

mashkiki = medicine

waaboo = water

So basically coffee is liquid medicine.

Drink up!