Coffee culture

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The culture of drinking coffee dates back to the century. XI, when coffee was imported into Arabia from its country of origin, Ethiopia. The Persians were enchanted by the tonic effect of the new “wine of Islam” because the true wine was forbidden to Muslims. The word “coffee” comes from the old “qahwa” in Arabic.

In the second half of the century. XV, coffee spread from the Arab Kingdom through Mecca and Medina and reached Cairo in 1510.

In the first half of the century. The 16th century was when the Ottoman Empire reached its peak. Coffee is beginning to play an important role in Arabia, Asia Minor, Syria, Egypt and southeastern Europe. The world’s first cafes were opened in 1530 and 1532 in the city of Damascus and Aleppo.

Coffee causes a number of associated social behaviors that depend heavily on coffee, especially as a social lubricant.

Coffee has been and is a stimulant widely consumed by most crops. In the 20th century, especially in the Western world and in urban centers around the world, espresso coffee became an increasingly dominant form of coffee brewing. People involved in the cultural aspects of coffee are sometimes referred to as “cafe au laiteri” and “espressonists”.

The Birth of Coffee Culture

The formation of a culture around coffee and coffee shops dates back to the 14th century in Turkey. Cafes in Western Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean have been traditional social hubs, as well as artistic and intellectual centers. For example, Les Deux Magots in Paris, now a popular tourist attraction, was once associated with intellectuals Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. The elements of today’s cafes (slower service, tastefully decorated environments, or social events) have their origins in early cafes, and continue to be part of the cultural concept of coffee.

In the United States in particular, the term is commonly used to refer to the ubiquitous presence of hundreds of espresso stands and cafes in the Seattle metropolitan area and the spread of business franchises such as Starbucks and their clones in the United States. Other cultural aspects of coffee include the presence of free wireless internet access for customers, many of whom do business in these locations for hours on a regular basis. The cultural style of coffee varies by country, an example being the strong specific coffee imprint in Australia, used to explain Starbucks’ poor performance there. Melbourne is considered to have some of the best coffees in the world.

In many urban centers around the world, it is not uncommon to see several shops and espresso stands within walking distance of each other or diagonally to an intersection, where customers overcrowd their parking spaces with their cars. Thus, the cultural aspects of coffee are also frequently found in the popular and business media to describe the profound impact of the market penetration of coffee serving units.

Coffee in the media

Coffee is frequently featured in comics, television and movies, in a variety of ways. TV shows like NCIS constantly feature characters with espressos in their hands or serving coffee to others. Comics like Adam and Pearls Before Swine often revolve around visiting or working in cafes.

Daily Mail writer Philip Nolan said the cultural spread of coffee in Ireland was largely due to American television shows Friends and Frasier, saying: “I saw the Central Park gang (sic) reflected in the lifestyle of our favorite televisions. from Friends drinking coffee instead of alcohol; Frasier and Niles with latte and biscuits in [Café] Nevrosa; every cop on TV being called on 911 just as he was returning to his car with Dunkin ’Donuts and a cup of strong, black coffee. “

Coffee shops

A “cafe” or “cafe bar” is a unit that serves primarily brewed coffee or other hot drinks. Historically, cafes have been an important point in social gatherings in Europe. They were – and continue to be – places where people gathered to talk, write, read, have fun, or spend time. 16th-century cafes were banned in Mecca because they had become a meeting place for political assemblies.

In addition to coffee, several cafes also serve tea, sandwiches, pastries, and other soft drinks. Some also offer other services, such as wired or wireless internet access (hence the name “internet café” – actually used by companies that offer internet services without any coffee) for their customers.