1686 CE
Francesco Procope opens a coffeehouse in Paris, which lead to a new 'coffee house culture' in France

Francesco Procope, an Italian immigrant, opened the Café de Procope in Paris. It wasn't until then that the famous French coffeehouse took root. Soon French authors, actors and musicians were meeting there for literary conversations. The café even attracted famous figures including Voltaire and Rousseau.

Source: Pendergrast, M. (1999). Uncommon grounds. Basic Books.

Drugs: Caffeine (coffee, tea, cola, etc.)
Regions: France
Topics: Cultural factors (social, religious, ritual)