Coffee and revolution

There was not an abundance of clear thinking during the French Revolution though there was lots and lots of agitation. Could coffee houses have played a role? ‘The Paris Cafe de Foy hosted the call to arms for the storming of the Bastille. During the Enlightenment, the Café Procope had been the place where men like Rousseau, Diderot and Voltaire gathered to hone their philosophies and art.’ The quote is from an article on on coffee and revolution.

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