Or maybe his name was Kaldi?
Ethiopian legend has it that a goat herder named Kaldi noticed his goats were acting strangely and staying up later than normal after eating berries off a certain tree. Kaldi told his abbot (the head of an abbey of monks) about his sighting and his abbot investigated the situation further. The abbot made a drink with the berries and the drink kept him awake and sharp for late night prayers. The abbot then shared these findings with the monks and soon the coffee craze began. Once coffee traveled to the Arabian Peninsula, it was game over. Do you believe the legend?
Thanks A LATTE Ethiopia, but the Middle East has it from here.
Although coffee may have been discovered in Ethiopia, it was not until coffee made its way to the Middle East that it was developed and used for trade. Yemen…
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