When you take that first sip of coffee in the morning, you're probably not giving a nod of thanks to the goats behind its worldwide popularity. That's right: thousands of years ago, a farmer discovered his goats "dancing" after nibbling on coffee berries and being affected by the caffeine, as an Ethiopian legend has it. Fast-forward to today and we see the rippling aftershock of coffee's ancient worldly debut everywhere in culture and food. Coffee is found in fashion, music, poetry, social clubs, cocktails, candles, and much more. So how exactly did this simple bean come to permeate every corner of the world?
Written by Curiosity Staff September 29, 2014
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