Green Dragon Tavern Boston
Green Dragon Coffee gets its namesake from the Green Dragon Tavern where the American Revolution found its voice and life. The Boston Tea Party was planned here by colonial revolutionaries vying for a free and independent Nation. It was on the occasion of the Boston Tea Party when Americas' relationship with coffee began, as it was unpatriotic to consume tea...
- Green Dragon Tavern where the Boston Tea Party was planned.

 

The power of Coffee houses

"A PROCLAMATION FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF COFFEE HOUSES: Whereas it is most apparent that the multitude of Coffee Houses of late years set up and kept within this Kingdom…and the great resort of idle and disaffected persons to them, have produced very evil and dangerous effects; as well for that many tradesmen and others, do herein misspend much of their time, which might and probably would be employed in and about their Lawful Calling and Affairs; but also for that in such houses…divers, false, malitious, and scandalous reports are devised and spread abroad to the Defamation of His Majesty’s Government, and to the disturbance of the Peace and Quiet of the Realm; his Majesty hath though it fit and necessary, that the said Coffee Houses be (for the Future) put down and suppressed"…

- King Charles II of England, December 23, 1675 (This rule was revoked on January 8, due to widespread citizen protest.)

Some Coffee History