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On This Day: London's coffee houses closed

Updated: Feb 16

December 27th, 1675: A Royal Proclamation orders the closure of all coffee houses in London because they are seen as hotbeds of subversion. Within days public outrage forces a reversal of the decision.

Today coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world and can be prepared and presented in, to some, a confusing array of ways (e.g., espresso, French press, caffè latte, or even pre-brewed canned coffee). Although usually served hot, chilled or iced coffee is a delicious alternative. You can find a brief history of coffee here.


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