How the French Learned to Love Coffee
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About the Event
Join Montclair University professor Julie Landweber in examining the adoption of coffee into French culture and diet in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
A beverage initially mistrusted by the French (for its bitterness, health risks, and associations with the Ottoman Empire) attracted a burgeoning culture of consumers interested in exotic novelties, gave its name to the new space of the café, and by 1789 had become a beloved domestic beverage in France. Not content with transforming their own attitude toward coffee, through their colonies and mercantile actions the French also enabled the spread of coffee-drinking across the Atlantic and around the world in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Presented By: Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Reservations are required. Seating is limited.