The Goatherd and the Goats
According to legend, coffee was discovered in the 9th century in the highlands of Ethiopia. The story tells of a goatherd named Kaldi who noticed the goats became more active when they ate the fruits of a certain plant. And when he decided to try those fruits, he also felt more energetic. The goatherd took some of the fruits to a monk, who began consuming them in the form of a tea when he discovered the drink helped him fight off sleep during times of prayer and meditation. This discovery quickly spread to various monasteries, creating a demand for coffee.