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Coffee — The Sexiest Drink in History

That “Newfangled, Abominable, Heathenish Liquor” caused a heck of a lot of trouble.

Coffee — The Sexiest Drink in History
Hogarth’s depiction of a fight breaking out in Tom King’s Coffee House, 1736 | Public Domain

Take away my morning coffee, and I start to resemble a senile molerat. It is undeniably addictive, still controversial, and oh so delicious. Coffee’s sordid past has destroyed economies and imprisoned indigenous people. Coffee was so potent; it could kill your…

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Carlyn Beccia

Carlyn Beccia

Author & illustrator. My latest books — 10 AT 10, MONSTROUS: THE LORE, GORE, & SCIENCE, and THEY LOST THEIR HEADS. Contact: CarlynBeccia.com