The Dancing Goat 

Random coffee fact for the last day of my caffeine adventure. Shepherds discovered coffee in Ethiopia circa 800 A.D. Legend has it that 9th century goat herders noticed the effect caffeine had on their goats, who appeared to “dance” after eating coffee berries. A local monk then made a drink with coffee berries and found that it kept him awake at night, thus the original cup of coffee was born. With that, I give you The Dancing Goat Coffeehouse of East 7th Street in St Paul. Luckily, this one is just a step off of my campus so of course, I had to bring one of my best friends who is also a grad student, Adria. It’s also a great study spot. Famed for their candied ginger, fig and oat scones, Diablo mochas, iced lavender lattes, green dragon espresso and apple cider – they also have easy bistro food, too. While I go there for the easy, casual, comfortable atmosphere before class, they also have a conference room you can rent that they also use for painting events. For all the other students out there, do you have a favorite coffee shop to study in?

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