When And By Whom Was Ice Coffee Invented?


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Supposedly it goes back to the 17th century (1600s), when the Viennese (Austria) found themselves with a surplus of coffee beans after a failed seige by the Turks. Somebody got the bright idea of drinking the coffee cold.

Coffee has been a popular drink in Europe since the mid 1500s.

Other sources credit 17th-18th century France, where it was custom to drink coffee, and seltzer water mixed together and call it mazagran (this was the original name of iced coffee in the 18th century American colonies, too).

Iced coffee is still served as "mazagran" in France today.

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