Coffee and controversy - from a long time ago

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Has coffee been the cause of controversy?

Coffee and controversy - from a long time ago

Coffee has always been surrounded by controversy. Here is a part of the text from a 'Women's Petition Against Coffee", published in 1674.

"[Why do our men] trifle away their time, scald their Chops, and spend their Money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty bitter stinking, nauseous Puddle water?"

   

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