Coffee Corner: The Origin of Coffee

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Cheyenne, Wyo. (KGWN) Monday's Coffee Corner features a brief history on coffee by Leah Zegan of Paramount Cafe.

The origin of coffee according to
Kaldi, an Abyssinian goat herder from Kaffa, was herding his goats through a highland area near a monastery. He noticed that they were behaving very strangely that day, and had begun to jump around in an excited manner, bleating loudly and practically dancing on their hind legs. He found that the source of the excitement was a small shrub (or, in some legends, a small cluster of shrubs) with bright red berries. Curiosity took hold and he tried the berries for himself.

Like his goats, Kaldi felt the energizing effects of the coffee cherries. After filling his pockets with the red berries, he rushed home to his wife, and she advised him to go to the nearby monastery in order to share these "heaven sent" berries with the monks there.

For the full story click the link on the right side of this page or play the video.

Paramount Cafe's coffee is produced from beans roasted in Fort Collins by Jackie's Java.

Locally owned and operated by Jon & Renee Jelinek, the Paramount Cafe is a unique coffee shop located in historic downtown Cheyenne. The Paramount Cafe has it’s own special history as it was originally built as a the Paramount Theatre in the 1920’s.

A the special shop you can enjoy coffee, lattes, frappes, teas, cappuccinos, smoothies, iced beverages, live music and more! The Paramount Cafe is also the only spot in town to get a yummy bubble tea!

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