Coffee arrived in Europe around 1600 introduced by Venetian merchants. From 1615 it was regularly consumed in Venice (where the Caffè Florian, founded in 1720, is the oldest coffee house in Italy still in operation) from Egypt10. Coffee crossed the Atlantic in 1689 with the opening of the first establishment in Boston. The drink gained popularity and became a national drink after rebels threw the tea surcharged by the British crown into the sea during the Boston Tea Party in 1773. This punch is prepared in the Green Dragon's coffee shop.