History of Coffee: When the Drink Was “Cursed”

Drunk first by the shepherds of the high Ethiopian plateaus, the international beverage has had a somewhat eventful history. Considered by Islam and Christianity, at a certain moment in history, to be a “Satanic” drink, in the end it was the blessings of a pope and the barakah of a sultan that enabled coffee to become established throughout the world.

An excellent, must-read article on aleteia.org

https://fr.aleteia.org/2021/06/13/et-clement-viii-vit-que-le-cafe-etait-bon/

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