History tells that coffee’s origin is in Abyssinia (Ethiopia), in the North East of Africa. There a shepherd named Kaldi was surprised when noticed that his flock got more energetic than usual after eating some red berries in the forest. Therefore, he decided to try these fruits himself and he found that his force was suddenly renewed so he decided to bring a sample of it to the monastery.
The monks cooked the fruits and tried the beverage, but its unpleasant taste made them cast it all into the fire.
When the fruits were roasting in the fire, they started giving an appealing aroma off. The monks quickly took the roasted fruits out from the fire and put them in a cup with hot water which gave rise to the first cup of coffee.