A Penny For Your Cuppa

How Coffeehouses Revolutionized Coffee Consumption in England’s Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

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https://doi.org/10.29173/cons29457

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Amid England’s 17th and 18th centuries, coffee’s Turkish origins catalyzed a stark polarization of coffee consumption due to Turkish xenophobia. England’s long-regarded reservations towards Turkish commodities only changed because of one revolutionary institution: the coffeehouse. Unlike classically popular taverns, coffeehouses were unique, progressive establishments where patrons of all classes and genders safely shared news, debated politics, and discussed new discoveries in academia over a beverage costing mere pennies to consume. By adopting an accessible and intellectual premise, coffeehouses eclipsed England’s xenophobic predispositions towards Turkey – forever revolutionizing the social sphere and English coffee consumption.

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2021-02-13

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Macasaet, M. (2021). A Penny For Your Cuppa : How Coffeehouses Revolutionized Coffee Consumption in England’s Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Constellations, 12(1). https://doi.org/10.29173/cons29457

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British History