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Who was the original discoverer of Coffee


The original discoverer of coffee is not exactly known: the earliest written accounts of the use of coffee are by Arabian writers in the 15th century; it appears that in the city of Aden it became, in the latter half of that century, a very popular drink, first with lawyers, studious persons, and those whose occupation required wakefulness at night, and soon after, with all classes.

Its use gradually extended to other cities, and to those on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean. Towards the end of the 17th century, it was carried to Batavia (now Jakarta) where it was soon extensively planted, and at last young trees were sent to the botanical garden at Amsterdam in Holland.

Who introduced coffee into France and England?
Thevenot, the traveller, brought it into France, and a Greek servant named Pasqua (taken to England by Mr. Daniel Edwards, a Turkish merchant, in 1652, to make his coffee,) first set up the profession of coffee-man, and introduced the drink among the English.