Thursday, January 30, 2014

Mythical Origin Of Coffee...!

Did you know that nearly all fruit had myths about where they came from? I didn't either!

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!

12 comments:

BBC said...

No coffee or co-co plants are grown in this country so I guess it is a good thing we can import those things from other countries.

linda m said...

Thank you Mr. Goat-herder. If it weren't for coffee no one would be able to stand me until about noon. Coffee and cinnamon rolls sound good. We are having a heat wave - 21 degrees this morning.

Hermit's Baby Sis said...

Bubba - besides being the morning magic, it's a really pretty plant, don't you think? I'm having my first cup of the real thing now since we drink half-caff at home. I can't taste the difference, but when the Columbian come out - Katie, bar the door! That stuff is like you and Daddy drink it! Maybe that's why I din't start drinking coffee until college? Let's share a cup, each of our own choosing, soon... Big Hugs -

Chickenmom said...

Would love to have that plant grow right outside my window! Breakfast sounds great!

Rob said...

I have often wondered about coffee. We use the pits from the fruit, it's roasted, ground then made into the drink.
Who ever thought of using the pits? Roasting them?
Maybe the monks..

Cinnamon rolls are good & being able to have them outside is even better!

Stephen said...

Bless his little goat herding soul.

JO said...

Nothing like a good story first thing in the morning about our favorite drink. Haven't sat on the patio in a while it will be nice.

Dizzy-Dick said...

Right now I am drinking a big cup of extra, extra strong Columbian coffee. I will now stay awake and alert all the rest of the day!! This is my morning ritual, but had other things to tend to this morning so am a little late with the coffee.

HermitJim said...

Hey BBC...
I know a few folks that grow their own coffee. That would be the way to go.

Thanks for the visit!



Hey Linda M...
Believe me, I know what you mean.

Thanks for coming by today!



Hey Sis...
I have tried the half decaf, but I don't like the taste. I like mine a little stronger than some, as you know!

Thanks for dropping by this morning!



Hey Phyllis...
It would be handy to have one close, wouldn't it?

Thanks for stopping in today!



Hey Rob...
Who ever figured all that out, I thank them for it!

Should be pretty warm here, maybe in the 60 today and 70's tomorrow!

Thanks for coming over this morning!



Hey Stephen...
Ain't that the truth?

Thanks for coming over this morning!



Hey Jo...
Stories about coffee are always good!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming over!



Hermit Ladee said...

I read a study that suggested women who drink at least 6 cups of coffee a day, had a much lower chance of Alzheimer's. Didn't explain why men did not see the same benefit. But with my 2 pot a day habit, my brain ought to be in pretty good shape for a long time to come!

Mamahen said...

Love the smell love the taste....but have to stick to decafe or tea.......but it sure sounds good with those rolls! I had never seen a pic of the plant and agree it is pretty!!!!

Sixbears said...

Without coffee nothing else is possible. . . at least for me.

It's the #2 most valuable trade item, right behind oil.