As far as the history of coffee is concerned, we find various writings and hypotheses concerning the history of coffee and is likely to have a version that is best savored until today, which shows that the birth of the coffee is is believed to be in the latitudes of ancient Ethiopia.

What is true is that really no one knows exactly when coffee was discovered or with the excuse of poems and allegories, there is no real evidence of its time of origin and its popularization. The legend that has attracted more followers to drink and know about coffee has a herd of goats and their pastor behind it.  

The pastor was called Kaldi. He did not actually care much about his work, actually spent more time writing songs and poems while positively tending his flock. By the afternoon all goats, perceiving a particular whistle with the flute that made Kaldi to call them, ran back from the forest to get to where they were to be available back home. Once he had brought the flock to pasture, the goats did not return and he instantly rang Pastor flute with more intensity, but in vain. Intrigued, the boy climbed the hill where he used to graze the flock, in search of goats that did not appear.  

For now He could listen to the goats' sounds that were very far away. When he made it to the top by a narrow path he was faced with small animals that were acting really wild. To his amazement they were really restless, moving from one place to another, jumping, throwing kicks from their hind legs, and were very crazy in general. He could not believe, what he was witnessing, stood with his mouth open, must be bewitched, befuddled, while looked stunned as he realized one after another chewed and nibbled leaves and red berries from a tree he had never seen before.  

This plant would be the case, surely, that had put in such a state of anxiety, the boy did not know if it was poison or if the goats were going to die from eating this unknown fruit. He was very shocked because if they got sick he would have a real problem with his father. Goats simply refused to return with him until much later, but did not die, which reassured him.  

A day after he took them back to the prairie, goats repeated the same show that the day before, going straight to chew the berries of the tree, but this time the young man decided it was not safe to eat. Initially he only dared to nibble a few leaves. The taste was a little bitter but he savored it and accordingly he felt a tingle from his mouth towards his body. Then he tried the berries. It was a little sweet and seeds out were covered with a tasty pulp. Finally after chewing them out along with some more berries, according to legend, he was jumping with goats and felt like he would never get tired, began to sing and do crazy things. Arriving at night spoke to his father about this magical tree that was found and soon spread the rumor and so coffee became an essential part of Ethiopian culture.  

It is possible, just as in the legend, the leaves and berries of the Bunn tree, as it was known to that thehe coffee leaves at the beginning were only chewed, but the creativity of the Ethiopians drove them to seek ways to savor the more palatable coffee. They used leaves and berries as tea and coffee, ground grains and combined with animal fat to achieve a kind of snack, and also they prepared wine from the fermented pulp of the coffee and also invented a sweet drink called "qishr", from shells of little toasted coffee berry, pronounced as Kisher. At that time, a persian physicist named Rhazes, referenciated first coffee in print in the tenth century, but it is certain that the tree has been cultivated for hundreds of years before.  

Rhazes wrote in a scientific text now extinct, about a tree named Bunn and a drink named "buncham". About 1000 BC, an Arab scholar spoke about something named Bunchum, which he believed, amounted to a root, and this drink strengthened the body and detoxified skin. This makes us to believe that both Rhazes and Avicenna spoke about a kind of coffee, but not really the coffee that we are used to now. It certainly was until the fifteenth century that someone toasted coffee beans, ground them and made a drink, what we now know as the coffee, or at least a form of it.


Login