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Gaze on Coffee History with Paintings

During the 1500s, coffee critics used Muslim drinking laws to defend their claims.

Coffee started out in Ethiopia, then spread to Yemen and the rest of the Middle East in the 16th century. It was known as "qahwa."

When the coffee made its way to Europe in the 17th century, critics used fake science to get people to stop drinking it.

Enjoying coffee, painting by unknown artist in the Pera Museum (in Turkey)

Louis Marin Bonnet, Bust of a young woman drinking coffee. 1774, etching and pastel. Rijksmuseum.

sources of the images: marie antoinette's gossip guild to the 18th century , business insider UK , wiki

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