Quitting Coffee: A Man Gets Lonely

I recently had to stop drinking coffee in order to help my internal plumbing recover from years of excess caffeinated pleasure. I know this is temporary, and somehow that makes it easier. Still, I fantasize about the French press. And even a whiff from an open coffee bean bag would send me into delirium. I know plenty of fellow fly fishers who would also find quitting coffee harder than ditching cigarettes or alcohol, so a hilarious piece by Matt Suddain on Greatreporter.com made the cut for this morning’s news. “Factoid: Coffee was discovered by goats. True story. According to legend, an Abyssinian goat-herder saw his herd acting frisky after they’d eaten red cherries from a shrub. He tasted the fruit and was later spotted dancing with his goats. When challenged by local monks he said only ‘A man gets lonely.’ Movie idea: Dances With Goats?”

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  • Elmo Hickey

    While any story that includes shepherds, goats, and loneliness causes one to hesitate, there are several alternate editions regarding the origin of coffee posted on the following URL:
    http://coffee.quickfound.net/coffee_history.html