Where Did Coffee Come From and Who Were the First People to Discover and Drink Coffee?

The Muslims were the first to develop coffee.

As early as 1524 they were using it as a replacement for the wine they were forbidden to drink.

According to legend, an astute Arab herder noticed that his goats became skittish after chewing on the berries of a certain bush, so he sampled a few himself and found them to be invigorating.

The region of Abyssinia where this took place is named Kaffa, which gave us the name for the drink we call coffee.

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