[Sca-cooks] Questions on coffee
david at vastrepast.com
Tue Jan 26 19:50:23 PST 2010
I will continue to have my roasted bean coddle in the mornings at events
even if it is not period.
On 1/26/10 7:12 PM, "Stefan li Rous" <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com> wrote:
> I made a comment on the Lochac list recently about coffee (and tea)
> not being period for Europe and this is one of the responses which
> came back.
> I've asked for the references for the first three statements since
> they don't seem to match what Bear and others have said on this list.
> None of them apply to my statement on Europe, but in addition they
> don't seem to match with the comments about coffee originating in
> Ethiopia in the latter Middle Ages, either. Are these statements
> items which were later disproved? Am I mis-remembering what was said
> about coffee here?
> Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 14:42:17 +1100
> From: "C Lenehan" <lenehan at our.net.au>
> Subject: [Lochac] coffee
> To: "The Shambles: the SCA Lochac mailing list"
> <lochac at lochac.sca.org>
> For information on the vital subject of coffee
> * Coffee seems to have been drunk in Persia since the ninth century.
> * It was first cultivated around 675 in Arabia.
> * Abu ibn Sina, known in the West as Avicenna, was acquainted with
> around the year 1000.
> * 1475 The first coffee shop opens in Istanbul (Kiva Han). It is
> * The first European to mention coffee is Prospero Alpino of Padua.
> In 1580
> he went to Egypt, then under Ottoman rule.
> THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
> Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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