The United States too had coffee houses in the past( well before Starbucks), where you could drink coffee, share conversation, music and so forth. I for one miss that and the dinners that served you coffee with your meal- just plain coffee. My personal mantra is Coffee is the Elixir of Life! I guess that speaks for itself.
There is a lot of history in this post so I thought I would share it.
How about a cup of coffee?
“Coffee is far more than a beverage. It is an invitation to life, disguised as a cup of warm liquid. It’s a trumpet wake-up call or a gentle rousing hand on your shoulder … Coffee is an experience, an offer, a rite of passage, a good excuse to get together.” ― Nichole Johnson
Morning coffee, lunch coffee, afternoon coffee, sometimes even evening coffee…There is no bad time for drinking coffee, there is only bad coffee and bad coffee friends. Locals have perfected the art of “taking a coffee”, as it is called, often making a single coffee last for hours. This is mostly because the experience is not really about drinking coffee, but more about socializing.
Tourists descending upon Croatia, especially the coast, are quite often surprised when they see how relaxed the atmosphere is and how eagerly the citizens of Split for example…
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