A Whole Latte Love
A History of Coffee around the World


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‘I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.’
– T.S.Elliot.



Perhaps one reason for coffee’s enduring popularity is its sheer versatility. Drunk cold, and mixed with a variety of flavourings, nothing could be more refreshing.

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A white chocolate and raspberry layer and a contrasting smooth coffee layer make this attractive looking dessert doubly delicious.

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The world's annual coffee production would make enough liquid coffee to equal one and a half hours of the Mississippi's outflow.


A History of coffee around the World

18th Century

Coffeehouses reach their peak in popularity. During this time there are considerably more coffeehouses in London than there are today.


The Dutch present Louis XIV of France with a coffee bush as a gift. Unbeknown to them its descendants will produce the entire Western coffee industry when in 1723 French naval officer Gabriel Mathieu do Clieu steals seedling and transports it to Martinique in the West Indies. Within 50 years an official survey records 19 million coffee trees on Martinique alone. Eventually, 90 percent of the world’s coffee spreads from this plant.


The Brazilian coffee industry gets its start when Lieutenant colonel Francisco de Melo Palheta is sent by his government to arbitrate a border dispute between the French and the Dutch colonies in Guiana. Not only does he settle the dispute, but he also establishes a secret liaison with the wife of French Guiana’s governor. Although France is attempting to guard its New World coffee plantations to prevent cultivation from spreading, the governors wife bids farewell to Palheta with a bouquet in which she hides cuttings and fertile seeds of coffee.


Johann Sebastian Bach composes his kaffee-kantate. Partly an ode to coffee and partly a stab at the movement in Germany to prevent women from drinking coffee (it was thought to make them sterile)


The heavy taxes imposed on tea resulted in the infamous Boston Tea Party. As a result coffee drinking becomes a patriotic duty in America.


Frederick the Great of Prussia tries to block the importation of green coffee because it is competing with local products but public outcry forces him to reverse his decision. He justifies his attempt by making the statement: “It is disgusting to notice the increase in the quantity of coffee used by my subjects, and the amount of money that goes out of the country as a consequence. Everybody is using coffee; this must be prevented. His Majestry was brought up on beer and so were both his ancestors and officers. Many battles have been fought and won by soldiers nourished on beer, and the king does not believe that coffee-drinking soldiers can be relied upon to endure hardships in case of another war.” Despite this statement against the drink he himself is extraordinarily particular about his coffee – he has his coffee made with champagne and a bit of mustard.


Less than a decade later a public revolt breaks out in Prussia because coffee consumption is restricted to the nobility, the clergy and high officials.


The first newsparer advertisement featuring coffee appears in the United States.


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