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The Place of Coffee

The Place of Coffee

Chapter:
(p.96) Chapter Three The Place of Coffee
Source:
Eating the Enlightenment
Author(s):
E.C. Spary
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226768885.003.0004

This chapter looks at Parisian food consumption in the 18th century. It considers the commercial production of coffee and the emergence of the cafe. It explains the history of the coffee-house during the age of Enlightenment and focuses on the viewpoints and perspectives of clients and merchants. These clients and merchants are also highlighted in debates over drinks served in cafes.

Keywords:   coffee, cafe, clients, merchants, drinks

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