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Coffee Origin

Coffee's exact origin is lost in the mists of legend. One story which has been connected with the discovery of coffee is of the goat herder. In the sixth century, an Ethiopian goat herder named Kaldi was leading his herd of tired, hungry goats in search of greener pastures. Weary of searching and eager to eat, Kaldi's herd began nibbling on sweet red berries off a strange bush. After having their fill, Kaldi's goats began acting very unusual and full of energy. When Kaldi tried some of the strange berries, he was soon cavorting across the hillsides himself. Kaldi confided his discovery of these miraculous berries to monks at a nearby monastery. Evening prayers for the monks soon became more...

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