Remember to pick up your free cup of motivation on October 1, International Coffee Day. When your friendly barista hands it over, thank her then take a moment of silence to thank some ancient goats for this gift that keeps on giving. Just how did the energizing properties of coffee enter the spotlight?
Legend tells us that long ago in a field far away in Ethiopia, a bored group of grazing goats began sampling java berries from nearby shrubs. Their herder observed his hollow-horned mammals become more and more stimulated.
To harness the revitalizing effects of coffee beans, experimentation began and continued until the final result of roasting and soaking led to success. By the fifteenth century, brewed coffee was savored throughout the Middle East. Subsequently, its popularity spread throughout the world.
Today’s lifestyles are more hectic than ever and the consumption of coffee is almost a necessity. In America, over a million people rely on a daily jolt of java to keep them moving through their busy days.
On International Coffee Day, celebrate by splurging on a state-of-the-art coffee maker or purchasing a budget-friendly set of mugs. You can also observe the day by making your rounds to claim your energy boost at various establishments offering free cups of coffee. You’ll be bouncing around all day, no trampoline required.