Coffee Tourism
Love for coffee has left its mark on different destinations around the world. Visit them with DINKtravelers.

Coffee History

Did someone say coffee? This delicious elixir of alluring scent was tasted for the first time in Abyssinia (now Ethiopia) in Africa. Its fame crossed borders and that’s how the Arab world came across coffee beans that they grew exclusively for their consumption by elite groups. In fact, nowadays Arabica coffee brands are among the top-class varieties, although they’re not the most expensive.

How Did Coffee Come to America

In America, coffee was first introduced by French troops who transported it to Haiti, Santo Domingo and Martinique. In present times, Brazil, Colombia and southern Mexico are the continent’s main producers and exporters.

Health Benefits of Coffee

Apart from being tasty, coffee is a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent colon cancer and reduces the effects of asthma and other allergy-induced ailments. The pharmaceutical industry discovered that caffeine is perfect to treat respiratory problems, so if you’re planning a trip, a cup of java before boarding the plane might help prevent hyperventilation during the flight.

On the other hand, coffee is the perfect pretext to plan your next vacation; that’s why DINKtravelers shares these three stories with you about destinations that were marked by their love for coffee. Visit them!

Suspended Coffee

Waiting coffee? The city of Naples, in southern Italy, is famous for having a tradition that is still practiced by coffee lovers. We’re referring to leaving a caffè sospeso. This means paying for two coffees while only drinking one. This way, if a homeless person orders a “waiting coffee” or a “suspended coffee”, he’ll receive it as a courtesy of the client who paid for it.

Penny University

Penny Universities. During the eighteenth century, London coffee shops were famous for being hotspots for cultural interchange. There, clients would pay a penny for a cup of coffee and spend their evening chatting with artists, merchants and poets who would also frequent those places.

Coffee in the Arab World

Coffee or divorce! There’s a fun fact related with the Arab world and its passion for coffee. Before the nineteenth century, the only reason why a woman could legally ask for a divorce in court was arguing that her husband did not provide enough coffee for their home. That’s because coffee was a luxury product that women had access to only after getting married.

Where are you traveling today? Visit these destinations and enjoy a comforting cup of java.

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  • Enjoy a Cup of Java

    Visit the great coffee grower haciendas that make Coatepec such an ideal destination for coffee lovers.

  • Coffee Tasting

    If you order a coffee after lunch and it gets cold, then you’ll know if it’s a good variety, because quality coffee tastes great even cold

  • Order Coffee and Chocolate

    Order a coffee with dark chocolate. It enhances the taste of coffee.

  • Coffee Making Tradition

    Coffee growth and commerce since the 19th century made Coatepec a rich region that still preserves its coffee making tradition.

  • Coffee Trees

    Coffee Trees take up to four years to reach their mature production.

  • Coffee Lovers

    Coffee arrived in Europe in the early seventeenth century. It’s said that King Louis XIV and Pope Clement III were the first to become fond of it.

  • Coffee Producer

    In 1800 Brazil was the main coffee producer in the world.

  • Colombian Nature

    In Colombia, a tree grows three times as fast as in Chile and nine times as fast as in Canada.