The Coffee House: A Cultural History


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When the first coffeehouse opened in London in 1652, customers were bewildered by this strange new drink from Turkeyhot, bitter, and black as soot. But those who tried coffee were soon won over, and more coffee-houses were opened across London, America, and Europe. For a hundred years the coffeehouse occupied the center of urban life, creating a distinctive social culture. They played a key role in the explosion of political, financial, scientific, and literary change in the 18th century, as people gathered, discussed, and ...

The Coffee House: A Cultural History 2005, Phoenix (USA)

ISBN-13: 9780753818985

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The Coffee House: A Cultural History 2004, George Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780297843191