history of coffee is perhaps richer than the beverage
itself. From the initial discovery to the eventual worldwide distribution,
a heroic cast of characters has developed.
was first discovered in Northern Africa in an area we know today
as Ethiopia. The most common legend refers to a goat herder by
the name of Kaldi, who observed his goats dancing in a frenzy
way after eating berries from a bush. Curious, Kaldi tried eating
the berries himself. He quickly found himself dancing alongside
his herd from the renewed energy the berries gave him. The news
of this energy laden fruit quickly spread throughout the region.