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  • The Devil’s Cup A History of the World According to Coffee By: Stewart Lee Allen
  • His Question.. Did coffee have a lasting and global impact?
  • Where did he go? Allen traveled to many different places in search for all the answers he desired. His route was: Ethiopia > Yemen > Vienna > Paris > Brazil > America
  • Ethiopia He traveled here because it was considered the birth place of coffee. Slave trade with Ethiopia allowed for the coffee bean to be accidentally brought to Harrar. Traveled to Jiga-Jiga to try coffee which he had learned was made out of leaves, no longer served in Harrar. Coffee has long been the symbol of power in Harrar. Coffee bean replaced fatted ox in sacrifice. Used coffee as the first mind altering or magical drug. Used to heal. Main direction coffee bean headed from Harrar was east to Red Sa, then to al-Makkha or Yemen.
  • Yemen Coffee was said to be brought here by kidnapped Africans. Here, the first beans arrived from Africa, and al-Makkha, corrupted to Mocha, soon became the universal name for the brew, al-Shadhili (patron saint of coffee drinkers) was the first to have made a coffee bean drink, or brew. Said that al-Shadhili cured a boat full of Portuguese sailors with his coffee, which was his “magic potion.” When the Turks conquered Yemen, coffee from Mocha was being drunk throughout the Islamic world. Qat, a drug that the people call the “evil sister” of coffee. Most of the population of Yemen is addicted. Qat eventually caused collapse of Yemen economy.
  • Vienna Turkish Sufis spread coffee throughout North Africa and Middle East, hence the reason Allen travelled to Vienna because the Sufis of Yemen discovered coffee. Allen thought all they drank was coffee, but from a native he learned that tea is now their culture. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk over threw the Ottoman Empire. He restricted prayer rituals (based upon coffee) to only occur once a year, and was only allowed to be known as a “folk dance.” Coffee made with beans from Yemen, and sugar from Africa. After bags of coffee beans were left at the gates of Vienna by the Turks, it appeared in the ports of Venice, London, France, and even Holland. Allen here met a monk from Capuchin, where the name of coffee, cappuccino is derived.
  • Paris Many of the people of Paris refused to even drink coffee. Napoleon rises with coffee and once it is banned, they fall. He gave the coffee to his troops. Coffee houses provided area for writers, and science, along with artists. Coffee houses encouraged political debate, leading to the French Revolution.
  • Brazil Many slaves were brought from Africa to Brazil just to help grow coffee beans, about three million. In order for coffee to grow, Brazil had to burn the forest to create space just to grow the cash-crop. Coffee was first brought by a Frenchman, De Cleiu in 1717. Coffee growing sparked slaves to be brought over as well as slave trade.
  • America Here Allen searches for the best coffee that is all-american. His caffeine is mistaken for cocaine at one point which leaves him with no caffeine and with some helpful facts: Boston, in the 1700’s, is home of America’s first coffeehouse and port. The Boston Tea Party conflict between coffee and tea. Present day Americans are addicted to coffee. Once they start, they do not stop. Caffeine Dependence Syndrome Coffee was classified with coke on the National Drug List in 1994. 5000 were killed by caffeine. North America was the first nation to be born completely caffeinated.
  • Back to the Thesis.. Did coffee have a lasting and global impact? Yes it did.
  • The End