Latte, Mocha & the Wine of Araby - A History of Coffee

Sandy Leong

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8th August 2017
Coffee | History | Drinks

In the 17th century it was believed that coffee had medicinal properties; Pope Clement in 1600 gave his permission for Catholics to drink it; the first Coffee House opened in England in the mid 1600’s and were the places where insurance companies and financial institutions started; in 1674 there was a Women’s Petition against coffee because women thought it made men impotent. Our love affair with the coffee bean goes back several centuries and is linked with the slave trade, before becoming a popular drink on the high street.

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About Sandy Leong

Sandy Leong is married to a Malaysian, spending time living and working in Malaysia. She is a professional speaker, trainer & published author and historian; she has had a lifelong career as an educator & developer of people working in the UK & the Far East; she is a qualified teacher, past CEO of a Racial Equality Council, Guest Lecturer at Universities, and Colleges of Further Education. She is Immediate Past President of a Speakers Club & an active member of the National Association of Speakers Clubs, & Chair of a Board of Trustees of a large Charity. She speaks regularly at Conferences, & to a wide range of groups including, W.I’s, U3A‘s & Historical Societies & as an After Dinner Speaker and is a guest lecturer with P & O, Fred Olsen and Thomson Cruise Lines.
Her specialist areas are the Vikings and the Tudors.

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