29 September – Coffee Day
Today is Coffee Day! Are you one of the millions who will celebrate?
So, where did coffee come from and how did it become so popular? According to legend, a sixth-century Ethiopian goat herd named Kaldi discovered his goats frolicking from one coffee shrub to another. He realised the coffee berries had a stimulating effect, and he began to experiment with the seeds. A century later, brewed coffee emerged in Arabia and the popularity of coffee grew at an exponential rate.
Today, over 400 billion cups of coffee are consumed each year. It is a world commodity that is second only to oil. Don’t forget to take a coffee break (or two) to celebrate this historical and important beverage!