The discovery of the bean
There are many legends regarding the discovery of coffee and its especially stimulating effects.
According to one undated legend, once upon a time there were shepherds in the Abyssinian Highlands who lamented the restlessness of their herd of goats. The animals were
unusually lively and did not seem to tire.
Nearby, shepherds found bushes with red, yellow and green fruits that the animals had obviously eaten. Soon the nomads, too, began eating the raw fruits, considering them a source of energy and, thus, coffee as a stimulating drink was discovered.