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Kaldi is apparently the legendary name of an Ethiopian goatherd who discovered the coffee plant when he found his goats' temperaments to be greatly excited after feasting on the ripe red cherries of a small tree that grew on the side of a mountain. This myth is alluded to by the modern name and trademark of a local chain of coffee shops and a private coffee roasting company in St. Louis, Missouri, named Kaldi's. A goatherd is a person who herds goats for a living. ... Coffee is a beverage, usually served hot, prepared from the roasted seeds of the coffee plant. ... A Street Cafe, Jerusalem, Henry Fenn (1838- ): steel engraving in Picturesque Palestine, ca 1875 A coffeehouse, coffee shop, or café shares some of the characteristics of a bar, and some of the characteristics of a restaurant. ... The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... State nickname: The Show Me State Official languages English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City (largest metropolitan area is Saint Louis) Governor Matt Blunt (R) Senators Kit Bond (R) Jim Talent (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 21st 69,709 mi²; 180,693 km² 1. ...

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Cincinnati CityBeat : 04/27/2005 : Letters (757 words)
Kaldi's survived the lack of support from the city because the city felt that the Aronoff Center's "backstage" area should be the central city's entertainment district.
Kaldi's survived the influx of "corporate" bars and the suburbanites that the corporate bars brought to the area and the racial tensions that came along with both.
Kaldi's still kept plugging along but couldn't survive that one constant -- the lack of support from the city of Cincinnati of small businesses and Over-the-Rhine in general.
About Kaldi (1392 words)
Kaldi shared the secret of the red berries and after the monk tried them, he immediately felt a surge of energy.
Around the year 800 A.D., Kaldi was amazed as he noticed his goats behaving in a frisky manner after eating the leaves and berries of a coffee shrub.
Kaldi, the story goes, noticed his herd dancing from one coffee shrub to another, grazing on the cherry-red berries containing the beans.
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