Wednesday, October 13, 2010
History of Ethiopian Coffee
The earliest historic records of coffee were between 575 and 850 A.D.
Legend has it that a young Ethiopian goat herder, Kaldi, saw his goats jumping around and acting frisky after eating some red berries from a bush.
Kaldi tried some of the berries himself. He amazingly felt awakened and began to dance around with his goats.
So coffee was discovered in Ethiopia...by a goat!
So, next time you enjoy an Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony, think of the dancing goats who we must be be thankful for!