When Sultan Selim I annexes Arabia and Egypt to the Ottoman Empire, coffee spreads to Constantinople. The popularity of coffee increases, as women take up drinking coffee and it is used to invigorate warriors and philosophers alike. Coffee is even declared to be nutritive and of equal importance to water and bread.
Source: Austin, G. A. et al. (1979). Perspectives on the history of psychoactive substance use. NIDA.
|Drugs:||Caffeine (coffee, tea, cola, etc.)|