Assuming the plant to be the reason for the weird behavior of his sheep, Kaldi thought of giving it a try and ate the fruit of this particular plant along with its seed. He too felt invigorated, and with experience he discovered that such stimulating feel was more due to its seed, rather than the fruit. Kaldi, the shepherd, then tried another experiment. He crushed the seeds, boiled them in water, and made himself a dark brown drink. In other words, Kaldi made world’s first coffee!
Although the beverage was very refreshing, it took many years to get recognition the world over. It was only when the cultivation of coffee began in the 15th century in South Arabia. Since the plant was native to Ethiopia’s Caffa village, the beverage made out of its seed was named the same. With the passage of time, the word Caffa was deformed and finally came to be known as Coffee.
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