The history of coffee has many versions, from the story of an Ethiopian herder named Kaldi who wondered why his berry-nibbling goats were getting frisky; to a 15th Century Sufi who found coffee drove away fatigue.
Read on and discover how what was once a goat's favorite snack has become one of the world's most popular drinks.
The fruit of the coffee tree was eventually transported from Ethiopia to Yemen and cultivated there. It was in Yemen that a sun tea was made of coffee cherries, beans, and a few leaves. Shortly thereafter, it's probable that, this sweetened sun tea spontaneously fermented, and became a kind of wine. This accident of nature thereby provided the popular combination of alcohol and caffeine that today is most typically called "Irish coffee", or coffee spiked with alcohol.