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History of Coffee: Part IV – Commercialisation of Coffee

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For many connoisseurs, the period from the mid-19th Century to the late 20th Century is the ‘Dark Age’ of coffee. During this era, coffee lost its Middle-Eastern mystical charm and became commercialised and, quite frankly, ordinary. When coffee was first introduced into Britain during the 17th Century, it was a drink enjoyed by every social class. While the rich would… Read more »