1600 CE
Coffee is declared a Christian drink by the Pope

Pope Clement VIII declared coffee a Christian drink. Individuals within the Catholic Church had associated coffee with Islamic infidels because it came to Venice by traders from the Middle East. But Pope Clement VIII decreed it a Christian drink after trying it.

Source: Tupper, K. W. (2011). Ayahuasca, entheogenic education & public policy. UBC.

Drugs: Caffeine (coffee, tea, cola, etc.)
Regions: Italy
Topics: Cultivation, production and trade