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Omar the Dervish
The Arabian Legend of Omar the Dervish

Omar was renowned for his ability to cure the sick through prayer and medicine. His powers were not accepted by all however, and he was forced by his enemies to wander the desert outside the Yemenite port of Mocha. Nearing death in this desert exile, he stumbled upon a small tree in the arid landscape. Omar believed the shrub was a sign from God and he attempted to eat the berries from the tree, but found them much too bitter to eat. He then built a fire, roasted the beans, and placed them into boiling water. Finding the beans still too hard to eat, he drank the boiled water.
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He miraculously recovered his strength and was sustained for days! Omar's magic potion soon had others making the journey to his cave for his extraordinary beverage.

Soon multitudes of people were spreading word of the restorative powers of this amazing new drink.


Omar was eventually invited back to Mocha
where he was made a saint!

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