Mocha, Latte and the Wine of Araby

Date: Thu 25 Mar 2021.

Online Zoom Event

This is the second talk in our series about everyday commodities and their fascinating histories with Sandy Leong

Mocha, Latte and the Wine of Araby: A short history of our love affair with coffee

In the 17th century it was believed that coffee had medicinal properties; In 1600 Pope Clement gave his permission for Catholics to drink it; the first Coffee House opened in England in the mid 1600’s; Our love affair with the coffee bean goes back several centuries, before becoming a popular drink on the high street.  

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