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.)|
|Topics:||Cultivation, production and trade|