Earliest scientific substantiated evidence however, indicates the drinking of coffee or presence of the coffee tree in the 15th century, in the Sufi monasteries of the Yemen.

Coffees first documented trading is in the 16th century, a vibrant trade between the republic of Venice and the Muslims in North Africa.

Venetian merchants introduced coffee drinking to the wealthy in Venice, charging them heavily for the beverage.

Through colonisation coffee has become wide spread, with each country claiming their own attributes to its creation and popularity.