At dhc coffee co., we're all about keeping it real (except for our mildly pretentious brand name, of course). So let's get one thing straight: coffee didn't invent the universe, cure cancer, or bring about world peace. But it did help us get our butts out of bed in the morning, so we'll give it that.
The first inklings of coffee came from the highlands of Ethiopia, where legend has it that some dude named Kaldi noticed his goats getting a little too jumpy after munching on some berries. Being the genius that he was, Kaldi decided to try the berries himself and boom! Coffee was born. Or something like that. Honestly, who knows? It's not like there's a coffee time machine to go back and check.
Anyhoo, over time, coffee became the drink of choice for Middle Eastern intellectuals, who used it as an excuse to sit around in coffeehouses all day and wax poetic about whatever the heck they felt like. From there, coffee made its way to Europe, where it became a status symbol for the fancy-pants elite. And eventually, it hopped the pond to the Americas, where we turned it into a national obsession that shows no signs of slowing down.
But let's be real: coffee isn't just a drink. It's a way of life. Whether you take it black, with cream and sugar, or with whipped cream and a cherry on top, coffee brings people together and helps us power through the day. So here's to you, coffee. Thanks for being there when we need you most. Now let's go brew up some magic, shall we?