Did you know there were five attempts to ban coffee?

Did you know there were five attempts to ban coffee?

Well, it almost happened. In fact, they first banned coffee in Mecca in 1511 because leaders believed it stimulated radical thinking. And, 16th-century Italian clergymen tried to ban coffee because they believed it to be "satanic." However, Pope Clement VII loved coffee so much that he lifted the ban and had coffee baptized in 1600. The Ottoman leader Murad IV took it even further when he ascended the throne in 1623 by creating the first punishments for drinking coffee, which included beatings and if you were caught the second time, you were sewed into a leather bag then thrown into the sea. 

 

 Luckily coffee is here to stay and we want to use those good fortunes to deliver you freshly roasted coffee that creates change.

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