Coffee and coffeehouses were instrumental in moving Western Europe out of the Middle Ages and into the Age of the Enlightenment.
"...Black as hell, Strong as Death, Sweet as Love" ...There is truth in this Turkish proverb. Since coffee's discovery in the 11th century, this beloved elixir of the gods has been banned, demonized, lauded, spiritualized, feared, and even used as a weapon of death. The story starts with a Shepherd, dancing goats, and Sufis. Blessed... Continue Reading →
What makes our decaf different? It was crafted by a mother who loved her morning coffee almost as much as she loved her toddler, unborn son, and family. The original Qween Bean (her preferred spelling), Susan Mills, had a 1-year old daughter, Nicole, and was pregnant with her son, David, when she stepped in to co-run Mills... Continue Reading →
The 1674 Women’s Campaign Against Coffee "Remember, John, If any ask, to th' Coffee House I'm gone. Then at Lloyd's Coffee House he never fails To read the letters and attend the sales." -unknown Prohibition, widely enacted in the early 20th century in the US and northern Europe, is often brought up as an example... Continue Reading →