1450 CE
Coffee use spreads rapidly in Yemen

In the mid-15th century, coffee use begins spreading rapidly in Yemen. The Sheik's endorsement of coffee may have played an important role in this spread.

Source: Austin, G. A. et al. (1979). Perspectives on the history of psychoactive substance use. NIDA.

Drugs: Caffeine (coffee, tea, cola, etc.)
Regions: Yemen