On Coffee Houses, Salons, and the Post Arts

by Man Bartlett


So back in the late 15th century, Ottoman people started gathering to drink together.

The beverage they consumed? The magical elixir and arguably the greatest drink known to humanity, coffee.

The potion stimulated a state of consciousness that encouraged creative and political discourse. Basically, people talked about stuff they couldn’t talk about elsewhere. The OG counter culture, really. Coffee houses, as they came to be known, eventually spread across Europe. [...]