1542 CE
Coffee spreads through the Ottoman Empire despite a ban by Sultan Suleiman

Coffee - also referred to as the "Wine of Islam"-- spreads throughout the Ottoman Empire and becomes a popular items in the diet of all classes. Sultan Suleiman the Great bans coffee in 1542, but this doesn't stop coffee houses from multiplying in Constantinople.

Source: Sweetser, H. M. (2012). A Chapter in the History of Coffee. Master Thesis, Ohio State University.

Drugs: Caffeine (coffee, tea, cola, etc.)
Regions: Turkey
Topics: Prohibition