A Creten, who was studying at Balliol College, Oxford. Witnessed by John Evelyn drinking coffee.
Before arriving in England, Natheniel was educated in the Greek Orthodox Church and as primore to Cyrill, the patriarch of Constantinople. After the strangulation of the patriarch by the vizier, he fled to England.
Anthony à Wood (historian) confirms John Evelyn’s account (All about Coffee By William Harrison Ukers)and adds that although Nathaniel was soon expelled by “Parliamentary Visitors” he initiated the use of coffee at the University:
It was observed that while he continued in Balliol College, he made the drink for his own use called Coffey, and usually drank it every morning, being the first, as the antients of that House have informed me, that was ever drank in Oxon.