Which coffee bean wins the title of “most robust”? If you guessed Robusta, you’re absolutely right!
As the legend goes, the first person to ever drink a mug of coffee was a 9th century goat herder by the name of Kaldi who noticed that his flock had more energy when consuming the red berries of a certain plant. He collected the berries and took them to a Muslim holy man who threw them into a fire. The roasting scent was so delicious that they quickly gathered up the beans, ground them, mixed them with water and drank them.
However, the first credible evidence of coffee drinking dates back to the 15th century, where Sufi monks drank it in what is now Yemen. The public discovered it in the early coffee houses of Cairo and Mecca and adventurers soon began introducing it to countries all over the world.