Coffee's Beginnings and the Hypergoat Connection: A Tale Unveiled

Coffee's Beginnings and the Hypergoat Connection: A Tale Unveiled

Ever wonder about the origin of coffee? It all traces back centuries to the highlands of Ethiopia, centering on an observant goat herder and his unusually energetic herd. This tale also has to do with our brand name. 

The story starts with a herder named Kaldi. He noticed his goats showing extraordinary energy, bordering on hyperactivity, after eating berries from a certain tree. Intrigued, Kaldi took these berries to a local abbot.

The abbot, with an inventive spirit, turned the berries into a drink and found it helped maintain his alertness during long hours of prayer. As word spread within the monastery, the popularity of these magical beans grew, setting the foundation for what we know today as coffee.

We're inspired by Kaldi's hyperactive goats, the unsung heroes that sparked the coffee revolution. To honor these lively animals and the roots of coffee, we chose the name Hypergoat. It encapsulates our connection to coffee's vibrant history and our goal to bring you an exceptional array of specialty coffee from around the world.

So, when you're sipping your next cup of Hypergoat coffee, give a thought to Kaldi's energetic goats. Like them, let our coffee energize your day and spark a bit of adventure.


Who were the first people to consume coffee?

The first known consumption of coffee dates back to the 15th century in Yemen, where it was used by Sufi mystics. It was introduced to Yemen by Somali merchants from Ethiopia. However, Ethiopian tribes are believed to have discovered coffee's effects earlier.

How did the first coffee houses in Europe start?

The first European coffee house opened at Oxford University in 1650, with others soon appearing in major cities across the continent.

When did coffee expand into the Americas?

Coffee was introduced to New York in the mid-1600s and gained widespread popularity in the late 17th century.

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