Between myth and reality

In various coffee promoting books we managed to find more legends than actual historical facts, but this is exactly what is adding mystique to this unique beverage.

The Devil’s fruit

There are different versions of this legend, which was first mentioned by Nairone, a monk, professor at the Sorbonne who passed away in 1710.

Conquering the world

Demand for coffee in the Middle East grew over the time, and the coffee transporting method from port of Mocha in Yemen to Alexandria and Constantinople, was a well kept secret.

Coffee in high society

Famous Madame de Pompadour, mistress of a French king Louis XV, adored drinking coffee.