Coffee beans are ingenious in the Middle Eastern Africa, in the territory of Ethiopia of today. It is still produced and grown wild up to the present. There is not any exact information about that when and how people first drank coffee. The most common legend tells about a goat herder who observed his goats’ unusual vitality after eating read berries. Other legends tell about a mystical relationship of Mohamed and Gabriel archangel, about a fugitive Sufi philosopher and an Arabic doctor called Phazes. What seems to be sure that the coffee was first drank in the Arab world and Arabic people spread it in the Middle East, in Europe and than all over the world.

The deliberate cultivation of coffee plants started in the territory of Yemen of today around 575 a.d. The centre of trading was Mocha, a port-town, which became the starting point of the word-conquering coffee and also the origin of the well-know “mocha” expression.

The history of coffee
The history of coffee