The Lost World of the London Coffee House


The Idler Academy, Notting Hill


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The Lost World of the London Coffee House

Some say coffee, not tea, built the British Empire

Ugh. The dreaded coffee shop chains. A dismal version of our brilliant coffee culture history, if you ask us. Trace back 350 years where a Greek visionary (with a twirly stache, but of course) and a shocking English accent sold his first foul-looking liquid to the public. From there, so many odd kinds of business and culture were cultivated in said coffee houses, until its depressing demise in the 19th Century when it lost out to the popularity of tea. You won’t wanna miss this talk, which has already been a hit at Selfridges, Port Eliot, and on BBC Radio, among other places. It’s pretty much a caffeine freak’s dream. Oh, and did we mention free shots of 17th century-style coffee, a glass of Sfuso wine, and saving £1.50 per ticket are included. General admission. Face value £15, you pay £13.50 per ticket.

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