The legend says that coffee was introduced in the Austrian Empire after the end of the Siege of Vienna in 1683. On that occasion, Turkish troops left behind several sacks of «strange» beans while leaving the city. It is said that the soldiers of the Austrian army were impressed as they smelled the fragrance of the beans thrown on a fire. In reality, this is nothing more than a legend, but it is interesting to note that in the story the fascination with coffee starts by chance, even though it is not by chance that coffee started ruling the world, like it did in the Austrian Empire after the end of the Siege of Vienna. In reality, the history of coffee penetration into the European culture was not that smooth, and coffee did not immediately encounter the taste of the Christian aristocracy when it started to circulate in Europe.