History of Coffee Timeline Chart Table

If you like coffee and history, this is a simple and brief history-of-coffee timeline with a summarized general history parallel.  Read on!History of Coffee Timeline


This is a work in progress about the main historical events of coffee drinking in history.

The right column shows general historic topics.

History of Coffee Timeline
9th century
energizing effects observed in Ethiopia
  • Vikings in England
 12th century
Arabic Coffee
  •  Crusades

 15th century

first shop in Constantinople.
  • End of Muslim rule in Europe
  • Columbus reaches the New World.
  • Vasco da Gama reaches East Asia
 16th century
  • Cabral reaches Brazil
  • Hernán Cortés conquers Mexico.
  • Protestant Reformations.
  • Queen Elizabeth I.
 17th century

  • coffee is “baptized” by the Pope
  • reaches the New World.
  • Dutch Brazil Company.
  • coffee house in England
  • Parisian cafe, Le Procope.
  • use of sugar with coffee
  • Parliament in England.
  • Salem witch trials in Massachusetts.
 18th century
  • introduced in:
    • Caribbean
    • Brazil
  • Caffe Greco in Rome.
  • Boston Tea Party favors coffee


  • American Revolution.
  • political conspiracy in Brazil.
  • French Revolution.
  • Napoleon.

 19th century

  • Brazil: largest world production
  • Hawaiian plantations.
  • Percolator by James Mason.
  • decaf by  Ludwig Roselius
  •  Free Latin American colonies.
  • Brazilian Independence.
  • First electric motor.
  • American Civil War.
  •  Republic in Brazil.
 20th century

  • espresso machine.
  • Instant coffee.
  • Mellita drip system
  • “crema” through manual pump
  • coffee makers
  • Nespresso
  • first organic and gourmet in Brazil.
  • World War I
  • Russian Revolution.
  • Hitler.
  • Great Depression.
  • World War II
  • computers
  • telecomunication
  • Cold War
  • Berlin Wall falls.
  • Gulf War
  • Brazil: largest grain producer
  • Internet


Please leave a comment about this History of Coffee Timeline Chart Table.



4 thoughts on “History of Coffee Timeline Chart Table

  • 2016-04-27 at 5:57 am

    I really loved your post, it seems so easy to see everything is it’s written in a table.
    I had no idea coffee was discovered in the 9th century, I knew it was long time ago, but I didn’t know it was so long ago. Lol. I was also shocked to see it comes from the Arabic Peninsula, I don’t know why I had the impression that it came from South America…
    And I was really surprised to read that there was a political feud based on coffee drinking in Constantinople, The reason was because some didn’t agree with drinking coffee or what? Do you have any idea?

    • 2016-04-27 at 4:33 pm

      Hello, Ashley.

      Thank you very much for your kind remarks. Yep. You got it! I left it out for the sake of extreme summarization. Will probably write a post about it in the future. It’s already in my TO-DO list.


  • 2016-09-09 at 3:07 am

    Hey! I really like your website on what has to be one of my favorite beverages! Very interesting timeline, too! You really did your research!

    I remember from World History in college how the Byzantines overran an Ottoman Turk war camp one morning and at the Byzantine fascination with the hot, black liquid they found brewing all over the Ottoman camp. So I, too, am anxious to read about the great coffee feud!

    I like that you provided us with the many different ways of brewing coffee.
    Ever hear of the “sock” method? The ground coffee is placed in a sock, hopefully, a clean one! lol. Then the stock is placed in the water which is in a pot on the stove and heats up. The sock is then tied up above the pot and allowed to drain back into the pot. It sounds nasty but it makes a mean cup of joe.

    Your recipes are also very interesting and blend well with your Amazon interface. Excellent job, my friend!

    • 2016-09-09 at 11:35 am

      Hello, Mike,

      Thanks for sharing your experience.

      Hahaha! Yes, I heard of it before. It is mentioned in one of my articles, , but I think It might deserve a post of its own. maybe like a very short story. I’ll bring that to our next staff meeting.



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