[Sca-cooks] Questions on coffee
raphaellad at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 26 21:08:06 PST 2010
I'll have to track it down again, but there was mention in a travel journal of there having been a coffee merchant in St. Marks square in the 1500's. I'll post the details once I track down where I read it.
In joyous service,
--- On Tue, 1/26/10, David Walddon <david at vastrepast.com> wrote:
> From: David Walddon <david at vastrepast.com>
> Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Questions on coffee
> To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 7:50 PM
> 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>
> > 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?
> > Thanks,
> > Stefan
> > =========
> > 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
> > coffee
> > around the year 1000.
> > * 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
> > ==========
> > --------
> > 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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