Monday, January 23, 2012

Coffee Tales - 1600s English Coffee Houses become "penny universities"

George I Side Handled Silver Coffee Pot Made in London in 1714 by Jonathan Newton

In 1652, the first English coffee house opened, where they became popular discussion centers for the learned and not so learned, that they were dubbed "penny universities" (a penny being the price then for a cup of coffee).

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