Let’s face it, nothing beats a good cup of coffee. It’s the world’s most commonly used drug, and for good reasons. This holy bean gives us energy, focus, attention, art and possibly enlightenment. Nothing beats coffee for getting through the bologna of every day, one cup at a time.
As Luck Would Have It
There is a popular Ethiopian legend wherein coffee is discovered by a goat herder named Kaldi, who found his goats frolicking and full of energy after eating the red fruit of the coffee shrub. Kaldi tried the fruit for himself and had a similar reaction.
Honestly, it doesn’t matter how coffee was discovered. What matters is that, thankfully, it is here to stay. Second only to oil, coffee is the most valuable, legally traded commodity in the world. It is estimated that 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed each day worldwide.
Coffee is a daily ritual in the lives of millions of humans around the globe. New Yorkers are said to drink 7 times the amount of any other U.S. city, which is why it may seem like there is a Starbucks on every corner of Manhattan.