17'th century Coffee house


Coffee houses like Espresso house and Wayne’s Coffee are places that you can meet up with your friends, your family and the rest of your loved ones. The coffee houses are a kind of obvious thing in today’s society, but it hasn’t always been that way. Kiva Han, were the first coffee house, emerged in Turkey, Istanbul 1475. It wasn’t until around 1529 the coffee houses came to Austria, Europe, but the big explosion came when they started to serve sweet pastries and other confectionary.

Back in the days the coffee houses were used by politicians and philosophers. Now it is used by all types of people. Friends, lovers, families, old people, young people, yes I think you get it and I also think that almost everyone has been to a coffee house sometime. You can also get new friends by meeting at a coffeehouse, or maybe a date. That it was politicians and philosophers that first used the coffee houses wasn’t such a big surprise. They had more money, and more power.

Something that is interesting is that philosophers like Rousseau and Voltaire drunk about 40 cups of coffee each day at the coffeehouse Procope in Paris. I think that they would have been the most energetic people in Paris.

If the coffeehouses didn’t exist, people would have been very boring and unsocial. Social venues are very important in the society. What if everyone didn’t go to the coffeehouse and sat in the sofa at home, looking at the TV instead? Then you never meet someone and you become very boring and kind of strange. You don’t know how to talk and behave. So yes, the social venues as for example coffeehouses are very important for us humans to live.




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Postat av: Gabriel

Coffeehouses then had coffee. They Coffeehouses now serve pot:) Replace those 40 cups of coffee with something else and everything becomes much more fun:)

2011-04-06 @ 20:37:08
Postat av: Hanna

Nice post Marielle! =)

I agree with you! Coffeehouses have made the society more social, compared to if we wouldn't have had them at all. Maybe would have met on other places but coffeehouses are a very good place to meet =)

2011-04-08 @ 10:50:01
Postat av: Hedvig

Very nice article Marielle! :) I agree with you as well. Without coffeehouses the life would be very boringand unsocial! You are making contacts in a fun and delicious way!

2011-04-08 @ 11:27:08
Postat av: Marielle

Thanks for the comments! :)

Yes, of course we would have met on other places, But then maybe it would be a place with not so many people.

I agree with that the coffeehouses is a good place to meet and making contacts.

2011-04-08 @ 11:39:16
Postat av: Baloo Peinkofer

40 cups of coffee??? Each day??? How do you do that and still avoid death by caffeine?

I find it very interseting that the great thinkers of those days spent their days in these coffee shops. Imagine how many ideas took form in those buildings!

Sadly, this appreciation for a couple of hours spent at a restaurant, or a coffee shop, has, to large extent faded away. Today nobody takes some time to slow down and everyday life is to a large extent governed by work and stress.

2011-04-15 @ 11:03:14

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