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Grecian Coffee-house

in Devereux Court, the oldest in London, was originally opened by Pasqua, a Greek slave, brought to England in 1652 by Daniel Edwards, a Turkey merchant. This Greek was the first to teach the method of roasting coffee, to introduce the drink into the island, and to call himself a “coffee-man.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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