Yes, we owe it all to stoned goats.
I can just imagine you all thinking, “WTF is he rambling on about today?”
I love being enigmatic.
If it wasn’t for an Ethiopian farmer way back in the 9th Century noticing that his goats got stoned after eating a certain berry, we may never had had coffee.
Imagine that, a world without coffee? Que horror!
The origins of coffee are actually a little mixed, some say Ethiopia, some say Kenya, and some Sudan, but it is known that the coffee we drink today is genetically the same as that found in Ethiopia. The Arabs of Yemen got hold of it and it was called qahhwat al-bun (wine of the bean); how appropriate?
Who said that a meal without ‘wine’ is called breakfast? Just goes to show, that he knew bugger all about coffee.
Wikipedia has several accounts as to the origins…
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