3. At all times, various tribes had enemies. Some of them were superior because of their location, others were better armed or had better diplomatic abilities. However, one tribe in Ethiopia had an unusual advantage provided by coffee berries about which still very few people knew. Initially, the soldiers of this tribe would eat the berries raw or crush and mix them with animal fat rolled up into little balls. Later, berries were used to make infusions. Making use of these berries' simulating properties, the tribe soon had an advantage over other tribes and extended their territory. Because of that of course, the news about coffee berries gradually spread more widely and the secret was revealed.
4. Coffee beans spread across Europe very quickly. Here, they have come via Turkey when the first packages arrived at Venice in 1630. The gates to the coffee era were then opened. Shortly after, the first coffeehouses were opened in Italy. They became popular with artists and intellectuals; However, coffeehouses caused a clergy upheaval. The church representatives called coffee The Devil's Drink. The tense situation did not last long. The Pope Clement VIII became so fond of coffee that he gave it his blessing. Since that day, Italians were able to enjoy this beverage.
5. Popularity of coffee is often talked about in the context of discrimination against women. They were not allowed in the coffeehouses. According to the history, coffee berries beverage was linked to manly missions and achievements. In 1674, women lost their patience and announced a petition saying that coffeehouses lured their husbands out of their family homes and even caused impotence. Men, of course, disagreed with it and even felt offended. Despite this fact, little by little, women started attending coffeehouses.
7. There is an interesting story about coffee in Germany. The first coffeehouses were opened there in 1677 in Hamburg. Soon, they were established everywhere in the country. People would drink coffee in the morning to wake up, after a copious meal in the afternoon, and in the evening while in the company of friends. Coffee happened to reduce consumption of beer - a very popular drink in Germany. Society became more sober, more intellectual therefore every decision was judged in a more rational way.