We all love a good cup of coffee, but did you know that in 1675, King Charles II banned coffee houses, for fear of people meeting to conspire against him? Or that the first cup of coffee in the UK was brewed by an international student at Oxford University? Or that coffee is the second most important commodity in the world?
From the first ever cup of coffee brewed in the UK, to the continuing success of coffee shops today, “A British Coffee Chronicle”, created by House of Fraser, details the growth of coffee in the UK. The chronicle covers coffee’s humble beginnings, the opposition that tried to ban the drink, the growth of the coffee shop industry, Britain’s coffee habits in the present day, and the strength of the global coffee market.
So for those of you who love your caffeine fix, whether it be white, black, latte, or cappuccino, take a look at this infographic to learn more about the origins of your favourite drink.