Coffee House Gatherings

at-the-coffee-houseCoffee has always been a social drink. People love to get together while they enjoy their cup o’ Joe with some nice conversation. Everywhere in the world large and small politics are being discussed in coffee houses. Or people play games like chess or backgammon, enjoy something small to eat or just read quietly.

The impact of such informal gathering places has been profound. Many organizations or movements have their roots in coffee house gatherings.

Several Kings and other forms of Government have tried to close coffee houses or even the beverage itself for that particular reason.

Modern Day Coffee Houses

Coffee houses nowadays are often franchises by the name of Starbucks (since 1971; the world’s largest chain of coffee shops), Tim Hortons (Canadian’s top chain, since 1964) or Coffee Time.