Coffee. We all love it but do you know where it all started?
As far as we can tell coffee drinking started coming into vogue around the 10th century. Think about that for a second, Egyptians didn’t have coffee when they built the pyramids. Ugh, talk about a bad work day.
The most widely known coffee origin story goes something like this;
A goat herder named Kaldi was kicking with his goats on the Ethiopian plateaus when all of a sudden he noticed his goats were being raucous and basically moshing with no goat music to be heard.
Anyway Kaldi found all these chewed up cherries and figured these goats were on to something. He chewed a few of the berries and became super amped himself! He felt like a new man.
He thought this was pretty great stuff so he took some of the berries to a local monastery, you know, because that’s like the hot spot go to buzz place in 900 a.d. The monks being kind of sticks in the mud were not cool with these beans and threw them into the fireplace. Well joke’s on them because the aroma of the fresh roasting beans was sooo good that all the other monks came running (nosy little monks).
They pulled the burning beans out of the fire put them in some water and drank the warm brown liquid of the gods. They were amazed and stayed up for the rest of the night doing monk things with extreme prejudice! Chanting, frocking each other, making weird doodles on the sides of their books, developing Enigma songs. Cool monks. Cool.
So that’s the story as I recall it. Coffee. Super good and super true.