The Devil’s Cup Written by Stewart Lee Allen Marissa Endow
Overview We follow Stewart Lee Allen Coffee, coffee and more coffee! Did coffee have a lasting global impact? To answer his question, he travels around the world to four specific regions: North Africa, Europe, South America and North America. Ethiopia, Yemen, Turkey, Vienna (Austria), Paris (France), Brazil & America
Ethiopia First place we visit as the reader Coffee was discovered here first, here it was born. Friendship ceremony Harrar Muslim village Witchcraft and magic inside the walls of the city. The influential role of isolation
Coffee = Magic In Harrar : Ceremonies, exorcisms, healing powers Sacrifice Rumors of “psychedelic powers” sparked the trade of coffee Egypt Red Sea
Prayer From an Ethiopian Cult: Coffee pot give us peace Coffee pot let children grow Let our wealth swell Protect us from the evils
Qat: “Coffee’s Evil Sister” Leafy, addictive drug Destroyed the economy Threatened coffee’s existence Narcotic sometimes considered equal to heroin. Heavily affected Yemen
Turkey Control over the port of Mocha (al-Makkah) The Turks introduced coffee to many countries including France and Austria. They also developed the modern coffee cup They practice a similar custom to the Ethiopian friendship ceremony. Who is Murad IV? How was his ban of coffee in Turkey affect the rest of the coffee world?
Vienna Kolschitzky first café, using abandoned beans left behind by the Turks. Was he working alone? Among earliest coffee drinkers in Europe The cappuccino, kapuziner This name and specific type of coffee itself is derived from the Viennese monks.
A Revolution! Drinking alcohol represented wealth “Drunk as a lord” Affecting all of Europe Coffee was an alternative “Black Wine” Sparked the creation of coffeehouses everywhere Taverns vs. Coffeehouses, “modern office”?
Brazil Slavery cultivation of coffee Deforestation Cultural exchange French Brazilians De Cleui (1717)
America He travels around the country in search for the best cup of coffee Coffee houses lead to… Stock exchange Competition Exchange of ideas Present day Is the United States being affected by an addiction?
Coffee Power Wherever the bean goes, the output is success! Ottomans Arabs Great Britain
It’s Effect on Western Civilization Resistance & Enlightenment Revolutions Major Events Slave Trade Cultural Exchange Politics Insurance Religion