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Thursday, September 26, 2013

National Coffee Day 2013 (Sept. 29th)

I never gave much thought as to how or when coffee was found to be such a fantastic part of mornings, I was just glad it had been. Then one day I was holding my cup in front of me with both hands rubbing my thumbs along the warm mug and thought "what if there were no coffee"? Of course there will always be coffee because merchants know we want it! But what if it never existed? I mean it has always been here, right? My assumption is god created it for all of us moms out there, so I checked it out.

The National Coffee Association says;

In the Ethiopian highlands, where the legend of Kaldi, the goatherd, originated, coffee trees grow today as they have for centuries. Though we will never know with certainty, there probably is some truth to the Kaldi legend.

It is said that he discovered coffee after noticing that his goats, upon eating berries from a certain tree, became so spirited that they did not want to sleep at night.

Kaldi dutifully reported his findings to the abbot of the local monastery who made a drink with the berries and discovered that it kept him alert for the long hours of evening prayer. Soon the abbot had shared his discovery with the other monks at the monastery, and ever so slowly knowledge of the energizing effects of the berries began to spread. As word moved east and coffee reached the Arabian peninsula, it began a journey which would spread its reputation across the globe.

I only say I am so thankful that a cup of coffee is as close as my kitchen, Where is your fave cup of coffee? Home? Tim Hortons? Dunkin' Donuts? Maybe Starbucks?

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