Coffee is believed to have been discovered in Abyssinia, now Ethiopia.  According to legend an Abyssinian goatherd found his goats dancing after eating the bright red berries and leaves.  After Kaldi's discovery it is believed that monks used coffee to stay awake during late night prayer sessions.  Coffee was probably first cultivated in the sixth century.  At first the people simply ate the leaves and beans of coffee (called bunn), but after time snacks, wines, teas, and a sweet drink called qishr were developed.  Sometime in the sixteenth century, coffee is believed to have been roasted and brewed in the manner that continues today.

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