The Coffeehouse — Coffee celebration of the Millennium

A Coffeehouse Chronology — a partial documentation of the coffeehouses opening throughout the world for the last 500 years.1511 Mecca1530 Damascus1532 Cairo1554 Constantinople / Tahtakale / by Hakam and Shams1645 Venice1651 Livorno (Leghorn)1652 London1655 Oxford1659 Marseilles1663 Amsterdam1663 The Hague1664 Cambridge1665 Yarmouth1669 Bremen1670 Boston1672 Paris (a small bar where mostly Cognac was served)1673 Edinburgh1673 Glasgow1675 Paris1679… Continue reading The Coffeehouse — Coffee celebration of the Millennium

A side of coffee

Its leaves were anciently prepared as wine, its fruit as infusion, and the seeds have been roasted and brewed for centuries. Yet, I still like what it offers as spice out of the mortar. The sudden idea was to make a portrait out of a single coffee seed. It came as I prepared for my… Continue reading A side of coffee

While preparing for a fine rant on coffee

Throughout the world, the wondrous coffee is being celebrated this week. Different countries are honoring the plant, the fruit, the seed, the drink. As this is a product that has been in my mind and palate for some decades, I will be doing a fine rant on Clubhouse in its honor. And while preparing, I… Continue reading While preparing for a fine rant on coffee

Days of darkness are counted (and I expect a low number)

For years — decades — I have often loved the intensity which is often entailed in dark coffee, dark cigars, even the darkness in the struggle which is said to teach the individual how to succeed and grow in life. It seems, though that some of the dark things in life can be put aside.