After oil, coffee is the second most traded product worldwide, and Germany’s favourite drink.
Since time immemorial there have been coffee plants- but people have only discovered recently how to elicit the aroma and full flavour of the coffee bean. Coffee as a drink started its triumphal march across Europe from Constantinople where the first coffee house was built in 1554. The Dutch and Portuguese eventually brought coffee to western Europe, where growing coffee in greenhouses wasn’t successful until 1706. Without a doubt, coffee is part of the sweet side of life.
As French diplomat Talleyrand once said:
“Coffee must be as hot as hell, black as the devil, pure as an angel and sweet as love.”