In the days before the Green Siren, Commercial Coffee ruled over all the earth. Yet some rebelled. Hope emerged in the West, and Specialty Coffee became known to but a few.
And it came to pass that Dark Roast, Scourge of Complexity and Acidity’s Bane, rose up from among them, and made his abode in the Emerald City. And behold, Second Crack was swallowed up in a cloud of smoke, and Varietal Distinction was laid waste.
Yet all was not in ruin. The Green Siren made Specialty Coffee famed among all the people. Sumatra and Sulawesi were Heroes of Old, Origins of Renown. Yet the Empire of the Siren became corrupt, and did evil in the sight of the people. She conquered many with Vanilla and Caramel, and by the Blender were many slain who did not resist.
And behold, the Micro-Roaster rebellion rose up among a remnant of the people. Many Origins were called, and journeyed from the ends of the earth to be roasted by the Small Ones. Guatemala and Ethiopia slew many. Are not their deeds told in song? Dark Roast began to falter, and his grip was loosed from the neck of the people. Yet there are many who serve him to this day.
And Acidity shone out of the Darkness, and Complexity made himself known! Varietal Distinction rose to life and was hailed among the people. And many who had fallen away into Darkness returned to the Light.
Thus the Kingdom of Specialty Coffee was established.