Coffee Timeline Coffee Discovered in Ethiopia Coffee in the Arab World Coffee Reaches Europe The Coffeehouse Phenomenom Which is Modern? Bibliography
Coffee Reaches Europe.

Coffee first arrived in parts of Europe via Mediterranean trade routes in the sixteenth century. Vienna was introduced to coffee in 1683 when the Turkish army, in an attempt to invade Europe, were forced to retreat from Vienna and left behind much of their animals and supplies. Amongst the abandoned propery of the fleeing army were 50 large sacks of coffee. As the story goes, the Viennese army, mistaking coffee for camel feed, began to burn the sacks whereupon someone who had spent some time in the Arab world, Franz George Kolschitzsky, recognized the smell from his days in Istanbul. He took the sacks of coffee and with those beans opened up Vienna’s first coffeehouse, The Blue Bottle.13.

13. Pendergrast, Uncommon Grounds, 10.


Sacks and Sacks of Coffee.

Cafe Schwartzberg, Vienna.