Story of Coffee

Knights and Coffee
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1565 Jan 1

Knights and Coffee

Malta
Coffee was first introduced to Europe on the island of Malta in the 16th century. It was introduced there through slavery. Turkish Muslim slaves had been imprisoned by the Knights of St John in 1565—the Year of the Great Siege of Malta, and they used it to make their traditional beverage.

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