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Coffee isn’t just the best thing ever invented, it also has a long and rich history. Originating probably in Ethiopia, coffee became popular among Sufi monastaries in Yemen in the 16th century. From there coffee traveled through India and the Middle East and to Italy, where it was in turn shipped out of Venice to the rest of Europe.
Johann Sebastian Bach’s ‘Coffee Contata’
Journal of British Studies , Vol. 43, No. 2 (April 2004), pp. 206-232
Published by: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of The North American Conference on British Studies
Article DOI: 10.1086/380950
Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/380950
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1. How did coffee affect the political discourse in Europe? Latin America? The Middle East?
2. Why would coffee houses be viewed as threatening?