International Coffee Day is Oct. 1

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(KBSI) – It’s International Coffee Day on Friday, October 1! Grab a cup of joe and celebrate accordingly.

There are many legends as to how and when drinking coffee got started. One legend, according to the National Coffee Association, is about a goat herder named Kaldi. He discovered coffee after he noticed his goats becoming very energetic after eating the berries from a certain tree. They did not want to sleep at night. He reported his findings to the abbot of the local monastery, who made a drink with the berries and found that it kept him alert through the long hours of evening prayer. The abbot shared his discovery with the other monks at the monastery, and knowledge of these energizing berries began to spread.

National Coffee Day was Sept. 29.

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