Saturday, July 7, 2012

Coffee houses

This picture is identified in the British Museum collection as Interior of a London Coffee-house. Anonymous. 1650-1750.   Closeups from this and other images show some equipment in coffee houses of the period...

The pots by the fire with the water heating in the copper hot water boiler:
Cruikshank's sketch, 1810:
Colonial Williamsburg reproductions:

Pouring the coffee:
Coffee pot on the table by Rowlandson:

Coffee bar and clay pipes:
Bar, pots and hot water boiler from The Coffeehous Mob,1710:
©2012 Patricia Bixler Reber

1 comment:

  1. Don't you just love researching food -- my favorite is coming across old cookbooks and trying out the recipes (if you can figure out what is a 'goodly handful).