Porcelain Coffee Mugs & Dessert Plates...Love coffee? Thank Kaldi, a goatherd from the 15th century Ethiopian Kingdom of Kaffa. His goats were more energetic when they ate certain berries. Kaldi ate some, and felt invigorated, too. He took the berries to a Muslim holy man who disapproved, and threw them into a fire. The resulting aroma was so divine that Kaldi snatched the berries from the fire and put them in water to stop their burning. Voila—coffee!