The Baptism of Coffee

The Baptism of Coffee

Melonie at mystica.cc (who is, to be clear, not my Melanie), writes about the history of coffee in Europe, how when it was first brought from Turkey it was considered a drink of the infidels and a Satanic anti-Eucharistic blood of Christ. But when Pope Clement VIII tasted he said we could not let such a sublime beverage be lost to the infidels and thus “baptized’ it and gave his approval for it. Thank God for Pope Clement.

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Domenico Bettinelli

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