It was Originally Eaten
Coffee beans have been around for centuries. So before it became the different drinks that many of us enjoy today, it was used in a myriad of different ways. In the country of Ethiopia, a farmer noticed that his goats would act rather suspiciously after they’d eat from a specific bush. Upon further investigation, he found that what they were eating from were coffee plants. He ate some of the berries himself and found that they gave him a great energy and vitality. In the coming years, coffee was actually eaten regularly. African tribes would mix the coffee berries with fat and create energy balls that they would eat once or twice a day, when they needed a boost of energy. So coffee was not always consumed via the liquid form. It was only until later years that it being ground and brewed, became the common method of preparing and enjoying it.