Did Coffee Kill Beer Soup?

As world beverages go, coffee is a neophyte – not steeped in a long history, as it were, but as of now still fresh brewed and in the first flush of its aromatic, world-conquering glory. Did you know that the recorded history of tea goes back three thousand years earlier than the history of coffee?…

Highlights from Coffee’s Illustrious History

Coffee has played a role in revolutions. Coffee has inspired poets, architects and filmmakers. The illustrious history of coffee and the culture around it is not purely a history of caffeine-based inspiration, however. Did you know that the New York Stock Exchange evolved from the Tontine Coffee House? The Bank of New York started this way…

The Twentieth Century’s Most Famous Café

The Rotonde in the Montparnasse district of Paris is arguably the most famous café of the 20th century, which means it may be the world’s most famous café ever. Catering to the shapers of culture during the modernist period between World War I and World War II, the Rotonde welcomed the most famous ex-patriots from…