Legend has it that coffee was first discovered by an Ethiopian goat herder by the name of Kaldi in the year 850 AD. Kaldi noticed how his goats behavior changed after they ate the red fruit of coffee shrubs. The goats appeared to be full of energy after shortly consuming the fruit. Kalid tried the coffee fruit for himself and was met by the same “energy boosting” effect. Kaldi shared this discovery with local monks who, by accident, discovered the roasting effects on the coffee beans.
The widely accepted birthplace of the coffee plant is, Kaffa, a region in Ethiopia. Ages ago, people of the “Kaffa” region mixed roasted ground coffee with animal fat, creating an energy boosting snack that was easy to travel with and lasted for a good amount of time. Ethiopians had the pleasure of enjoying coffee for centuries before the rest of the world.
It is reported that coffee wasn’t planted outside of Ethiopia until the late 15th century and its still a mystery to its delay in spreading to the rest of the world.
Visitors from Yemen were said to have tried coffee while in Ethiopia, after witnessing Ethiopians enjoying the brew. This resulted in coffee being brought back to Yemen, where it became a popular drink. Coffee thus began to spread from country to country, continent to continent…where it made its way into your mug.
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