Chapter Notes

Chapter 8: Development of the Western Coffee Culture


Itinerant Coffee Seller

Itinerant street peddlers often were the first to introduce wondrous things from far-off places to a population eager to try anything new.

Paris Coffee Vendor

The first cafes were outdoors, run by sellers who serviced their clientele in the open air.


17th century coffeehouse

In the late 17th century, coffeehouses sprang up throughout London. Coffee was brewed in huge cauldrons over an open fire. Customers sat at long wooden tables and paid a penny upon entry and usally two pence per cup.


17th century german coffeehouse

In Paris, the earliest coffeehouse was started by an Armenian. It drew its clientele from the 'foreign' community as well as the indigenous French who were acquainted with the Levant.

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