There is a story of why you put 3 coffee beans in Sambuca. What’s the history? I had never heard of this.?

There is a story of why you put 3 coffee beans in Sambuca. What’s the history? I had never heard of this.?

I was told it had something to do with ships.

Answer by Monitorhead
This is what I found out

“A traditional Italian preparation is sambuca con mosca (literally, “with flies”); sambuca served with three coffee beans, standing for ‘health, wealth, and happiness’, dropped into the drink.”

Answer by puzzal
Don’t know why, but they do sell a delicious coffee sambuca which is very very good.

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  1. Mary Connelly says

    I have heard that the three beans, Italy being a Catholic country, represent the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

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