Coffee - The Trees

The Magic of Trees: A Guide to Their Sacred Wisdom & Metaphysical Properties - Tess Whitehurst 2017

The Trees


According to legend (and perhaps some smidgen of fact), an Ethiopian goatherd discovered coffee. This goatherd (whose name was Kaldi) noticed that his goats became particularly wired when they grazed on a certain small tree. After relaying his findings to a local clergyman, the clergymen roasted the tree’s seeds, brewed them with hot water, and served the resulting beverage to monks, who suddenly found themselves able to meditate and study until late in the night.

Today, as you surely know, coffee (Coffea) is very big business. As you may also know, because of unfair business practices and slave labor, it’s a good idea to look for the “fair trade” symbol before purchasing your coffee.

Magical Uses


With creamy white blossoms that look and smell luxuriously like jasmine, vibrant red “cherries” that glow with happiness, and glossy green leaves that flutter abundantly like so much paper currency, the lovely coffee tree undeniably resonates at the frequency of wealth. In practical terms, this is mirrored by the fact that coffee is such a huge commodity all over the world, and by the fact that literally billions of people fuel their moneymaking efforts with a ready stream of freshly brewed java.

If you can visit an actual coffee tree (which would probably mean that you’re in Africa, Hawaii, or South America), spending time in quiet contemplation with one would be an excellent way to increase your wealth consciousness and help magnetize abundance. Just relax, breathe, appreciate the tree’s unique beauty, and feel yourself receiving an energy infusion directly from the tree.

Goddess Energy

Beloved author Isak Dinesen wrote, “Coffee, according to the women of Denmark, is to the body what the Word of the Lord is to the soul.” (Incidentally, she and coffee had an intimate relationship: she owned and managed a coffee plantation for a time, as she wrote about in her delightful autobiographical novel Out of Africa.) Indeed, not just the beverage but the tree herself possesses a seemingly divine energetic charge, with a vibration reminiscent of a divine feminine powerhouse such as Pele or Ishtar. And like all plants with five-petaled blossoms, she is sacred to the Goddess.

Speaking of goddesses and coffee, have you heard of the coffee goddess Caffeina? It’s more than likely that she’s a recent addition to the roster of popular divinities, but she’s quite appropriate for our modern age. If you’re a coffee lover, consider creating an altar to her in your kitchen or creating and framing a postcard-sized image of a goddess rising from a cup of coffee and hanging it near the place where you prepare your coffee. You can also take a moment to thank her and sing her praises just before drinking your first morning cup.


Like a gift of a single red rose given with the intention to enhance romantic love, there are some magical ingredients that are so potent, even non-magical people make use of them. As modern-day workplaces are well aware, a coffee bean potion (aka coffee), drunk to increase productivity, definitely works like a charm.

While coffee has many health benefits, it can also increase stress and anxiety and can cause stomach problems because of its high acidity. But did you know that cold brewing your coffee and straining it through a paper filter makes it much healthier? It cuts the PH by up to 75 percent and removes many of the harmful components. Plus, it’s delicious! Here’s how to make a coffee potion that’s better than the average joe:


Combine one cup of coarsely ground fair trade coffee with four cups of cold or room temperature water. Place in the fridge for fourteen hours. Put a basket filter in a strainer and strain. Store in the fridge, and use as a concentrate: mix one part coffee with two parts non-dairy milk. Sweeten to taste with agave nectar or maple syrup, and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Magical Correspondences


Element: Fire

Gender: Feminine

Planet: Mars