The most famous "legend"
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Although there is no specific account of the origin and discovery of coffee, the most prominent "myth" was linked to a shepherd.
According to the National Coffee Society, founded in 1911, the legacy of coffee grown around the world goes back centuries, specifically in the ancient coffee forests of the Ethiopian plateau, where a shepherd named Caldi was the first to discover the potential of these black beans.
According to the most popular "myth" among people, Caldi discovered coffee after noticing that his goats were so energetic after eating from the coffee berry tree that she could not sleep at night.
Caldi was quick to report his findings to the local abbot, who in turn had a drink of coffee berries, to discover that he remained awakened during long hours of Isha prayer.
The abbot shared his discovery with the other monks in the monastery, and everyone began to learn activated berries.
With the increasing influence of coffee to the east, coffee has reached the Arabian peninsula, and throughout the world.
The Arabian Peninsula
By the 15th century, coffee cultivation and trade began in the Arabian Peninsula. Coffee was initially grown in the Arab-Yemeni region, and by the 16th century it became known in Persia, Egypt, Syria and Turkey.
With the increasing knowledge of coffee in the Middle East, the popularity of cafes where people gather to drink and socialize, was referred to as “Wise Schools” according to the National Coffee Society, because “if the coffee pot is in the restroom, Some kind of wisdom. "
Invention of Satan
By the 17th century, coffee had made its way to Europe and became popular across the continent, but it was initially met with suspicion and fear by some people, calling it "the invention of the bitter devil".
When coffee arrived in Venice in 1915, the local clergy condemned the coffee, and its owner was so controversial that Pope Clement VIII was asked to intervene to determine whether it was a threat to society. Brown famously satisfactory to him, so much so that he gave him papal approval.
Despite the controversy, cafes quickly became centers of social activity and communication in the main cities of England, Austria, France, Germany and the Netherlands, and coffee soon began to replace breakfast drinks in Europe at the time: beer and wine.
By the mid-17th century, there were more than 300 cafes in London, attracting many customers from various professions, including merchants, freight workers, brokers and artists.
Farms around the world
As demand for coffee continued to spread, there was fierce competition for coffee cultivation outside Arabia, until the Dutch eventually obtained seedlings from it in the latter half of the 17th century.
The Dutch 'first attempts to grow coffee in India have failed, but they have succeeded in Batavia, on Java in what is now Indonesia, and then on to the Sumatra and Celebes islands.
Missionaries, travelers, merchants and colonists continued to carry coffee seeds to new lands, coffee trees were planted all over the world, and farms were set up in magnificent tropical forests and on rugged mountain heights.
By the end of the 18th century, coffee had become one of the most lucrative export crops in the world, and even the most demanded commodity in the world after crude oil.