Story of Coffee

From the fields of Ethiopia, to the Constantinople, London, Vienna, and Brazil – the story of coffee is a global affair. Click through to find out more!

Vienna’s introduction to coffee was less romantic. The Turks, forced to retreat after an unsuccessful siege of the city, left behind sacks of coffee, which was found by Polish army officer, Franz Georg Kolschitzky. He had been heroically involved in the battle and claimed the coffee as his reward. He went on to open central Europe’s first coffee house as well as establishing the practice of adding a dash of sugar and milk to the mix.


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