The birth of coffee, as a plant and later as a drink, is a topic with no right answers. Stories written by explorers and scientists are filled with mystery, making the history of coffee even more intriguing.
Among many, the most popular and fascinating myth is about a young shepherd called Kaldi, who lived in the Kaffa region around 850 A.D.
According to the tale, one day he noticed the goats were acting in a weird way, moving with too much energy and excitement. After finding the plant that caused the magic, he decided to try those red berries himself. A curious monk passing by chose to do the same test, and was thrilled by the effects. From that moment, monks in the Araba Felix region started drinking infusions made with coffee fruits. A tradition that would later reach sufi monks and Ottomans.