[Sca-cooks] Questions on coffee

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Tue Jan 26 20:27:09 PST 2010

Is Istanbul located in Europe?
Hattox in his book Coffee and Coffeehouses estimates that there
were 600 coffeehouses in Istanbul by the later 16th century. Voyages  
in World History gives the 600 number but dates it as by 1650.
Paul Freedman mentions coffee in Venice by the end of the 16th century.

There are so many books on coffee, it's hard to keep up with them, and  
the field continues to expand.
The social life of coffee: the emergence of the British coffeehouse by  
Brian William Cowan is one.
There are lots of notes and footnotes for that one.


On Jan 26, 2010, at 10:12 PM, Stefan li Rous wrote: bigtime snipped
> * 1475    The first coffee shop opens in Istanbul (Kiva Han).  It is  
> still
> open.
> * The first European to mention coffee is Prospero Alpino of Padua.   
> In 1580
> he went to Egypt, then under Ottoman rule.
> Hrolf

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