Every morning about one-third of the people in the world have their first cup of coffee of the day to get them going. Some serve it black and very strong; some serve it with a little cream, and some need a sugar cube to go with it.
Can you believe that coffee was first discovered by some goats? Legend tells us that around the year 850 an Arab goat-herder named Kaldi noticed the strange behavior of his flock, so he tasted the berries his goats had been eating. He experienced such a stimulation when he tried it, that he recommended these berries to others. By the 16th Century this drink had become so popular that coffee houses had sprung up all the way to London.
People all over the world drink more coffee than any other beverage. Like the goat herder, we like coffee’s stimulation and when we feel that energy is lacking, we reach for another cup.
By Doris Stensland – August 2014