The story of the origin of coffee sounds almost as though it could be real! At least it sounds feasible to me. However, when it comes to coffee or tall tales, I'm interested. After all, I am from Texas!
Coffee For Evening Prayer
Ethiopian legend credits a boy named Kaldi with the discovery of the coffee berry. Kaldi was a goatherd, and was out watching over his goats one day when he noticed they were eating berries from a tree. After eating the berries, the goats became energized and would refuse to sleep at night. Kaldi took some of the berries to monks at a local monastery.
The monks promptly tried the berries themselves, and suddenly found they had a much easier time staying awake during their evening prayers. The monks shared the knowledge with each other, and soon everyone was partaking in the coffee berries to stay awake in church. From there, coffee spread to the Arabian peninsula, and a single goatherd changed the way we stay awake.
If you want to find out more real history about the spread of the magical coffee bean, you can read this article right here. All I can say is that I'm glad the goat herder was paying attention to his goats that day!
Coffee outside this morning. Hot coffee, hot chocolate, and cinnamon rolls to start the day!