Origin

One legend claims it all begins with a goat. An Ethiopian shepherd named Caldi ,said that he noticed his goats were active and restless when they ate the cherries from a certain bush. So he gathered a few cherries for himself, tested them and he wrote the first chapter in the history of coffee.
Initially, coffee was enjoyed as food and not as drink. Primitive tribes of Ethiopia gathered the fruit from the coffee bush (also known as cherries) and mixed it with animal fat, creating an extremely rich food full of energy. 
Coffee flourished in the Arabian Peninsula and that is where it became a hot drink for the first time, around 1000 AD. By the 13th century, coffee was part of the Muslims nutrition.  It is said that in the first years of Islam, the dancing “Dervishes “ got their energy and vitality from drinking warm coffee. As Islam spread, coffee also spread.  The Arabs were overprotective of their coffee trees and  wouldn't allow any fertile seeds to pass the borders of Arabia until the 16th century. According to another legend, an Indian smuggler named Baba Bhutan escaped from Mecca with hidden coffee beans stuck to his chest. That is how coffee began to grow in India as well.




Coffee plantation: this is where the journey of the most fascinating and delicious beverage begins.

The legend of coffee began with the shepherd and the goat that danced.
As European traders returned home from exotic places like Arabia, they brought news about  the new black beverage. In 1616, the Dutch were the first  to create a coffee plantation on the island of Java, which was where they were colonized. The Atlantic crossing happened in 1727, according to another myth:
The Emperor of Brazil asked a spy named Colonel Paheta to smuggle secret coffee beans in his country.
Paheta traveled to French Guiana, where he charmed the governor’s wife. As a gift, she offered him a farewell bouquet of flowers, which included among others, fertile seeds of coffee. Today Brazil is the largest coffee producer in the world.