TIL the first country to recognize Greek independence was not any of the western powers, but Haiti, who alledgedly sent 25ton of Coffee beans to finance their rebellion

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>”Some historians claim that Boyer also sent to the Greeks 25 tons of Haitian coffee that could be sold and the proceeds used to purchase weapons, but not enough evidence exists to support this or the other claim that one hundred Haitian volunteers set off to fight in the Greek Revolution. Allegedly, their ship was boarded by pirates somewhere in the Mediterranean and these fighters purportedly never reached their destination.”


Can’t rebel without being alert


I heard that Haiti will be awarded by Greece on March 25th,because of the 200 years anniversary since the Greek Independence War started


The best part of rising up, is Folgers in your cup!


First revolution powered by caffeine.