Love is like the coffee of the Bedouin, bitter yet beautiful. - Arab saying
We think we like coffee, that we have a coffee culture — really? A cappuccino in a plasticized paper cup or any later than breakfast time is an abomination. Even worse is the “Latte”, a child’s drink of warm milk with a memory of coffee. It is a sort of homeopathic version of coffee. What we want is the strong, aromatic coffee of Islam.
Come with me on a pilgrimage to the Levant and
Sufis in the
By the 1600s, people from
Sir David Wilkie, who travelled in
in the exhibition show that women enjoyed coffee too but I have the impression
that men and women did not drink coffee together. Some years ago, I was
travelling in the
Coffee is a sensory pleasure. The Egyptians and Syrians say that tobacco without coffee is like a Sultan without his fur coat. All fur coat and no baccy?
The European powers took hold of
coffee, set up plantations in
Within five minutes of leaving the
Enjoy this quiet exhibition at the British Museum.