It was a hot, sunny day, one of many Ethiopian days. Goat herder Kaldi walked thoughtfully with his herd of goats. The flow of Kaldi's thoughts was interrupted by their strange behaviour.
He couldn't believe his eyes. The goats were dancing.
Red berries from Ethiopia
What was the cause of the uplifting mood of Kaldi's fosterlings?
A small bush with red berries, which they enjoyed so much.
Kaldi collected them and wanted to share his discovery with a friend, a monk. The monk was thrilled after the tasting - he finally discovered the fruit that had helped him stay awake all night.
The second version of the conclusion of this story is that the monk threw the berries into the fire. However, the burning grains surprised him with their amazing aroma. And so roasting of coffee was discovered.
It is uncertain whether Kaldi's story is true. However, we can say with certainty that the coffee comes from Ethiopia. In the 15th century, it reached the north across the Red Sea, to Yemen, the port of Mocha. The name of this port has become synonymous with coffee (mocha).
... and cafés were born
The so-called coffee houses began to open there, which became the midpoints of social events.
Rumours about an excellent drink quickly spread to the world. Coffee began to be exported to India, Indonesia and Italy.
In 1615, Pope Clement VIII tasted the coffee and called it a diabolical drink. Fortunately, he changed his mind later and the coffee received his blessing.
In the 17th century, the café culture spread throughout Europe. Cafés were the places where the most interesting conversations and debates took place. In England, the coffee club has adopted the name "The Royal Club".
It did not reach Brazil, today's coffee power, until the early 19th century. From there, it spread to America and - it became a world phenomenon.
Over the course of 200 years, cultivation, harvesting, roasting, coffee packaging and the preparation of the drink itself have evolved to an espresso that you enjoy every morning.
Café chairs remember the most interesting discussions
The invention of the first espresso machine of the year in Italy by Luigi Bezzera became revolutionary.
Thanks to Luigi and other inventors, who brought espresso to perfection, the coffee got its perfect taste and the café its current form.
The quality and taste of coffee are just one of the pillars on which a good café. The alpha and omega of a successful business is the atmosphere you achieve with cosy and comfortable interior design. Customers must feel as comfortable as possible when sitting on café chairs.
When they sit, they forget about time, have long conversations, discuss everything possible and impossible. The comfortable seat, complemented by a soft seat cushion, a fabric that is pleasant to the touch, will ensure that they will not want to leave your café.
Cafe chairs must complement the interior beautifully. The harmonious environment is created, for example, by beautiful Crossback chairs in the natural colour of stained and lacquered wood. Comfort and style are provided by the cross backrest. Thanks to their vintage look, they are also suitable for the bohemian style of the interior, which coffee lovers adore so much.
At the same time, café chairs need to have a long service life, without the need for laborious maintenance. Crossback chairs have just this. They are proven by a long tradition, the construction is strong, ergonomic and stable.
Customers come to the café to enjoy coffee slowly, in sips and to soak up the bohemian atmosphere. Treat them with a place to relax, friendly meetings and inspiration to work.