OUR STORY

 

KivaHan is named after the world’s first coffee shop that opened in Constantinople (Istanbul), in Turkey 1475.

Coffee was of such great importance then, Turkish law deemed it legal for a woman to divorce her husband if he failed to provide her with her daily cup!

Today, coffee is still just as significant to us at KivaHan. Here, we aim to bring the entire experience that is the coffee roasting process to the every day coffee lover. Our beans are sourced from only the best organic growers from around the world, where they are carefully selected to bring home to you.

We roast on a daily basis which means our beans will always be of the highest quality, whether you’re indulging in house or at home.

We hope to see you soon!

SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT COFFEE

850

The first discovery of coffee cherries by Ethiopian goat herder, Kaldi, notices his goats are friskier after eating the red cherries.

1600

Pope Clement VII, loved coffee so much that he had it baptized.

1652

The word “TIPS” is first used in an English coffee house: a tin was placed next to a sign reading, “To Insure Prompt Service”. Those desiring quick service and better seats, threw a coin into the tin.

1668

Coffee replaces beer as New York’s favourite breakfast drink!

1746

The Swedish government made it illegal to have coffee paraphernalia, including coffee cups and dishes.

1885

The process of using hot air and natural gasses, becomes the most common method of roasting coffee beans.

THE HISTORY OF COFFEE

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