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Monday, 2 January 2012

Famous Coffee Lovers


Celebrities of the past -like Voltaire, Napoleon and Beethoven - adored coffee as much as we do today.

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Famous Coffee Lovers

Favourite Snacks of Great Writers

Curious to know what snacks great writers like Walt Whitman, Emily Dckinson and Lord Byron -among others- used to love?

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Snacks of the Great Scribblers

Coffee, the Devil & the Pope


Coffee owes the spread of its popularity to Pope Clement VIII's influence. In the past the Catholic Church considered that coffee was the "bitter invention of Satan" because it was widely drunk by Muslims. It was also a sort of antithesis or substitute for wine (which was used in the Eucharist). Pope Clement VIII, however, became fascinated with the aroma of coffee. After tasting it, he found coffee delicious and he declared that, "This devil's drink is so delicious... we should cheat the devil by baptizing it." The year often cited is 1600. This is how Pope Clement VIII made a great contribution to the coffee popularization among Christians.