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Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:03 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

The first coffee aficionados, it’s said, were goats. According to legend, shepherds in Ethiopia noticed, about 10 centuries ago, that their charge seemed to have more energy after eating wild coffee berries.

Since then, the caffeine-rich stimulant has managed to get people moving in the morning all over the world. Historically on the continent of Africa and in Yemen, it was used in religious ceremonies. The United States acquired a serious taste for the steamy drink after the War of 1812, during which time Britain cut off access to tea imports.

So steep it, boil it or pressurize it, but whichever way you choose to enjoy your cup of Joe, don’t forget to take advantage of some of the Northwest’s independently owned coffee spots.

ELIXER COFFEE SOLUTIONS

10661 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 245-6498

Open Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-1 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m.-noon

CUTTERS POINT COFFEE

6435 N. Thornydale Road

Phone: 229-8823

Open Monday-Friday 5 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 6 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

DESERT RAIN COFFEE

1551 E. Tangerine Road

Phone: 901-3500, ext. 4558

Open Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

ROADRUNNER COFFEE COMPANY

8245 N. Silverbell Road

Phone: 572-9011

Open Monday-Thursday 5 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday 5 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

9665 N. Thornydale Road

Phone: 579-7011

Open Monday-Friday 5 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 6 a.m.-7 p.m.

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