Abigail Stallard

"Kaldi’s Discovery"
Acrylic on Canvas
16x16 inches

Depicting an excited-looking goat eyeing up a cup of java, this piece is based on the legend of Ethiopian Sufi Goatherder, Kaldi - who discovered the coffee when his goats became more energetic after nibbling at a bush of bright berries. After proceeding to do so himself, his exhilaration led him to bring some back to a Sufi monastery, where a monk threw them into fire after disapproving their use. From the fire an enticing smell arose, so the roasted beans were quickly retrieved, ground and dissolved in water – producing coffee. My artwork is a fun take on this story.

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