Ethiopia, the cradle of coffee.
The exact origin of coffee and how we began to consume it in infusion is not entirely clear, since it dates back to time immemorial and today it is a drink that has spread to virtually everyone. However, history and legend merge to coincide in that, probably, it was born in the Horn of Africa, around the ninth century, specifically in what is now Ethiopia, a country where coffee culture acquires new dimensions while maintaining its more traditional rites.
It is said that it was a shepherd named Kaldi who, taking care of his herd of goats in the Ethiopian area of Kaffa (Abyssinia), discovered the secrets of coffee by observing a strange behavior in his animals. Some goats were especially lively and jumping after having been eating the fruits of a very specific bush, which would be called coffee or coffee tree. Attracted by this reaction, Kaldi decided to taste those fruits and thus discovered the power of coffee, because that night he failed to fall asleep since the beans had given him energy and vigor.