As an example, consider coffee:
- You pick the fruit
- You extract the seeds, and then throw away the fruit
- You dry the seeds, and then burn them in a fire (what?)
- You grind up the burnt seeds and pour boiling water on them (why would you do that?)
- You throw away the seeds, and then you DRINK THE WATER!
How did humans ever figure this out?
Inspired by a recent post by our friends on ZTC down in the Caribbean, on cocoa, whose preparation is almost as weird.