23 Mar '12, 10pm

#CoffeeCuriosities answer: Coffee berries! Did you know they have coffee beans inside?

#CoffeeCuriosities answer: Coffee berries! Did you know they have coffee beans inside?

As the legend goes, the first person to ever drink a cup of coffee was the 9th century goat herder Kaldi who noticed that his flock had more energy when consuming the red berries of a certain plant. He collected the berries and took them to a Muslim holy man who threw them into a fire. The roasting scent was so delicious that they quickly gathered up the beans, ground them, mixed them with water and drank them. However, the first credible evidence of coffee drinking dates back to the 15th century, where Sufi monks drank it in what is now Yemen. The public discovered it in the early coffee houses of Cairo and Mecca and adventurers soon began introducing it to countries all over the world.

Full article: http://www.nescafe.com/coffee_origins_en_com.axcms

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