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5-Cuckoo for Coffee

5-Cuckoo for Coffee

In this episode, Liz and Nicole discuss the Restoration pamphlet "The City-Wife's Petition Against Coffee" (1674).  Under discussion: what are the racial and sexual politics of drinking caffeine? How does dehydration affect sexual performance? Did this murky brown liquid contribute to the demise of English masculinity? And were coffee houses the internet of early modern England?