History of Coffee in Europe Quiz

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Woher stammt das Wort "Kaffee"?

Aus dem Arabischen

Wann wurde Kaffee in Deutschland populär?

Im 18. Jahrhundert

Wer ist der meistgenannte Eröffner des ersten Kaffeehauses in Europa?

Georg Franz Kolschitzky

Wie wurde Kaffee in Preußen besteuert?

Es gab hohe Steuern

Wann wurde Kaffee in Preußen verboten?

Im 1781

Study Notes

  • The word "coffee" is derived from the Arabic word qahwa, which means both "coffee" and "wine."

  • Coffee was first enjoyed in the Middle East and North Africa, and then spread to Europe.

  • The first coffee houses in Europe were opened in the 17th century by the French and the Spanish.

  • Coffee became popular in France as a luxury item because of the kings who enjoyed it.

  • Coffee became popular in England in the 18th century due to the luxury of the aristocracy.

  • Coffee became popular in Italy in the 17th century due to its connections to the Ottoman Empire.

  • Coffee became popular in Germany in the 18th century due to the spread of the Protestant Reformation.

  • Coffee became popular in Spain in the 17th century due to the spread of the Catholic Reformation.

  • Coffee became popular in Portugal in the 18th century due to the spread of the Portuguese Empire.

  • Coffee became popular in Sweden in the 18th century due to the spread of the Swedish Empire.

  • The coffee plant was originally brought to Europe by the Arabs and then by the Ottoman Turks.

  • The first coffee houses were opened in Vienna in 1685.

  • The Pole Georg Franz Kolschitzky is generally credited with opening the first coffee house in Europe.

  • Coffee became popular in German-speaking countries in the 17th century.

  • The first coffeehouses were located in Bremen, Hamburg, Berlin, and Preußen.

  • The Dutch became the dominant coffee traders in Europe after they introduced coffee plants to other regions.

  • The coffee trade was heavily taxed in Prussia, and this led to the smuggling of coffee beans.

  • In 1781, coffee was banned for private consumption in Prussia.

  • The Dutch introduced coffee roasting to Europe in the 17th century.

Test your knowledge about the introduction and popularity of coffee in various European countries during the 17th and 18th centuries. From the first coffee houses to the influence of different empires, this quiz will take you through the fascinating history of coffee in Europe.

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