The coffee has a long story...
The native origin of coffee is though to have been in Ethiopia. Many extravagant stories about the discovery of the coffee are told. One of them says that an Ethiopian goatherd was amazed at the liveliness of his goats after they had eaten red coffee cherries. However, we know with certainty that the slaves captured in what is now Sudan and shipped to Yemen and Arabia by the great port of the time, Moka (now synonymous with coffee) , ate the flesh succulent these cherries. It is certain that coffee was cultivated in Yemen from the 15th century and probably much earlier.
Arabs wanted to keep their secret about coffee, the first coffees opened :
these cultural venues and exchanges are particularly popular among intellectuals. The coffee is then the Arab monopoly that applies not export policy.
But Europeans wanted to take this secret and import it in their country. So, in 1615 , Venetian merchants were nevertheless able to bring back to Europe. The old continent has been a real buzz around hot drinks with chocolate recent arrivals ( 1528 ) and tea (1610) .
Next years, French Dutch and English implant coffee trees in their colonies and began their expansion.
Coffees was place of debauchery and political protest.