Did you know that the Finns are the biggest coffee drinkers in the world? Drinking coffee in Finland it is a ritualized display of hospitality, elegance, and self-restraint in which an abundance of delicate pastries is served.
Even if Vienna was not the pioneer in coffee house culture, it has - over the centuries - established a coffee house tradition like no other city in the world.
The Cappuccino as we know it today was born in 1901, by Luigi Bezzera, the inventor of the epresso machine. But lots of legends says this drink have been invented a lot earlier, and not in Italy, but in another country: Austria.
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Coffee was hardly known in Europe before the seventeenth century and did not come via a direct route from Africa, but found its way to Britain through Mediterranean trade routes with the Muslim world. Queen Elizabeth I opening up diplomatic relations with her new-found Moroccan and Ottoman friends, establishing good trading relations and sea-faring agreements. … Continue reading A Brief History: Coffee In England
The earliest reference to coffee in France is to be found in the simple statement that Onorio Belli (Bellus), the Italian botanist and author, in 1596 sent to Charles de l'Écluse (1526–1609), a French physician, botanist and traveler, "seeds used by the Egyptians to make a liquid they call cave.
The transformation of coffee as a trendy social drink occurred in Mecca through the establishment of the first coffee houses. Known as Kaveh Kanes, these coffee houses were originally religious meeting places..With the spread of coffee as a popular beverage it soon became a subject for heated debate among devout Muslims. Coffee was originally consumed … Continue reading A brief history: Khair Bey