Why were coffee beans chosen to make coffee?

Well, chances are quite a few things were ground up and dissolved in water over the eons and centuries, but coffee with its stimulating effect and medicinal uses coupled with the fact it is appealing and aromatic is probably the one that stuck. And since it was a coffee bean that it came from, it only made sense to call it coffee. Although i guess you could argue that they used tea to make coffee but decided instead that it made better sense too call it tea, since it came from tea leaves.