|My cuppa espresso - |
the reason I was able to post this
Can coffee wreck your marriage? Poisonous brew or the thinker's drug of choice? A new book of essays about coffee and philosophy seeks to uncover the truth
Stuart Jeffries, The Guardian, Thursday 14 April 2011
On 29 December 1675, King Charles II issued a Proclamation for the Suppression of Coffee Houses. He'd had it right up to the top of his vast wig with the Peace and Quiet of the realm being disturbed by Idle and Disaffected Persons hopped up on proto-espressos.
|Bad to the bean: a coffee house at the time of King Charles II |
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