Coffee is First Discovered
There are many stories about how coffee was discovered. The most prevalent being: a goat herder noticed its energising effects when his flock nibbled on the bright red berries of a certain bush and they became 'jumping goats', full of energy.
He chewed on the fruit himself experiencing a boost of energy, prompting him to bring the berries to an Islamic holy man in a nearby monastery. But the holy man disapproved of their use and threw them into a fire, from which an enticing aroma billowed. The roasted beans were raked from the embers, ground up, and dissolved in hot water, yielding the world's first ever cup of coffee!
Arab medical records dating to the 1400s show that
coffee grains began to be used for therapeutic and
medicinal purposes around that time.