I worked as a dishwasher at the original Kaldis Coffee, according to Tseday Asrat, the company’s proprietor. According to legend, the Kaffa region of Ethiopia, where the plant is native, is where man’s obsession with coffee first originated. A goat herder named Kaldi came across his roaming flock of goats in Ethiopia in the sixth century when they were sampling berries from neighboring bushes. His goats, usually slow, were unusually energetic.
Kaldi learned that the berries were the source of the heightened energy after sampling a few seeds for himself. Coffee beans and their energizing effects quickly spread throughout the world. It is difficult to discuss coffee without bringing up Ethiopia or to discuss Ethiopia without addressing its coffee heritage. Ethiopia is the birthplace of all Arabica coffee, making it one of the most well-known coffee origins in the world.
Generally speaking, Ethiopian coffees are renowned for their complexity, with a strong, wine-like flavor and a particular wildness in their acidity, fulfilling the wide range of tastes of consumers both domestically and internationally. Ethiopian coffee is known around the world as a high-quality bean with distinctive flavors and tastes.