Legend has it that a young Ethiopian goat herder named Kaldi was amazed to see his goats begin to dance after eating bright red beans from an unfamiliar bush. Curious, he ate a few himself and instantly began frolicking with his herd. Filled with energy and excitement, Kaldi shared his new discovery with a monk at a nearby monastery hoping to evoke divine inspiration.
The monk disapproved and threw the beans into a fire. Immediately, an intoxicating aroma filled the air. The magical beans were raked from the embers and turned into the dark, delicious liquid now known as coffee.