In 1683 the Turks besieged Vienna for 2 months. On September 11, 1683 the muslims suffered a considerable defeat by the arrival of the Polish King Jan Sobieski III, who pushed the Turkish troops back.
When the Viennese and other European armies were going through the abandoned Turkish military camp, they found bags of coffee. Since the coffee was particularly bitter, milk, honey and cream were added, with the result that a new drink was started: The Cappuccino.
“Each time we therefore eat a croissant or drink a cappuccino, we celebrate the preservation of Europe from the muslims.”
The name takes its origin after the Capuchin Fathers and their brown color of their habit. The Capuchins, a penitential Franciscan order, played a very particular role in the resistance against and the victory upon the muslims, especially Blessed Marco d’Aviono.
Out of gratitude, the new drink was therefore named after them. Thus Vienna acquired in the croissant and the cappuccino two symbols to keep the memory alive of the great victory upon the Turks. Each time we therefore eat a croissant or drink a cappuccino, we celebrate the preservation of Europe from the muslims.
So remember the battle of Vienna. Drink more cappuccino!
To find out why we should not use the word ‘islam’, read our other article: Why the term ‘islam’ is not a proper name for Catholics to use.
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