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In the 16th Century, Turkish women could initiate a divorce if their husbands didn’t pour coffee for them.

In the 16th Century, Turkish women could initiate a divorce if their husbands didn’t pour coffee for them.


All around were cups of coffee. It became so deeply incorporated into the Turkish culture that a law was created that gave any woman the freedom to divorce her husband if he didn't provide her with the necessary amount of coffee. ... For a brief period in the early 16th century, coffee was banned.

Oh coffee. It’s the morning pick me up that so many of us not only love, but need. It replenishes the batteries and motivates us to prepare for the gruelling day head. For a lot of people it’s the first ritual performed in the morning, with its 
There was once a law in parts Arabia that allowed divorce over coffee, of all things. It wasn’t actually a couple sitting down having a cup of their favorite drink while they sorted out their marital affairs, but a real reason to part ways. While it wasn’t necessarily an Arabian law or custom, it was permitted in Turkey, a predominantly Arab country. Furthermore, it wasn’t the men who could instigate the divorce, it was the wife.
 filling the air, and some will say that they simply cannot live without it. But would you divorce over coffee like they did in Arabia hundreds of years ago?

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