Friday, March 29, 2013

Goats + Coffee

Photo by Matt Bohlken

I received a text just the other day alerting me to the fact that there is a Goat Coffee House in Eau Clair, Wisconsin. They serve organic, fair trade coffee roasted in Duluth, MN.

There is also a Wild Goat Cafe in Kent, Ohio, The Goat Cafe in New Jersey, The Dancing Goat cafe in Vermont, The Giddy Goat in .... Australia! Nanny Goat's Cafe and Feed Bin was featured on a Restaurant Impossible episode in February 2013.

By the way, did you know that some people credit goats for discovering coffee? One version of the legend speaks of a herdsman in Ethiopia who led his goats to an outcropping where they dined on berries off the bushes that grew there. Soon he realized he had discovered something magical, as the goats got up on their hind legs and began to dance around! He had in fact found the coffee cherry tree (did you know coffee beans are sometimes called cherries when they are fresh? They are!)

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