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.
Coffee "wine" was the first beverage to be named with the original word for coffee: "qahwah." This word does not mean "giver of strength" as is often proposed in books and articles on coffee, but rather comes from an Arabic verb meaning "to put one off." Coffee wine "put one off" sleep when consumed in moderation and "put one off" essentially everything if consumed in excess.