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Date: 19 Jul 2007 10:26:21
From: javawizard
Subject: Silly Law About Coffee
Four hundred years ago in Turkey drinking coffee was illegal. The
sentence: death. - from the Silly Laws section of www.odd-info.com





 
Date: 27 Jul 2007 00:15:14
From:
Subject: Re: Silly Law About Coffee
Silly isn't the half of it. In New York City the fragrance of coffee
is against the law. As New Yorker Casey Stengel used to say, "You can
look it up."

-Donald Schoenholt




 
Date: 20 Jul 2007 16:05:09
From: Jack Denver
Subject: Re: Silly Law About Coffee
See this link for the grusome story of Sultan Murad.

http://www.accidentalhedonist.com/index.php/2006/03/24/food_stories_the_sultan_s_coffee_prohibi


In much more modern times (after WWI) the Ottoman Empire dissolved so Turkey
could no longer source coffee using local currency from its former provinces
in Yemen, etc. In order to conserve foreign exchange, the drinking of tea
(which could be grown domestically in Turkey along the Black Sea Coast) was
encouraged (or maybe it just became popular because it was much cheaper
than coffee - I don't know the details, but even today domestic tea in
Turkey is very cheap). So today Turks drink more tea than the famous
"Turkish coffee".





"javawizard" <javawizard@aol.com > wrote in message
news:1184865981.239229.88740@x40g2000prg.googlegroups.com...
> Four hundred years ago in Turkey drinking coffee was illegal. The
> sentence: death. - from the Silly Laws section of www.odd-info.com
>




 
Date: 19 Jul 2007 16:53:01
From: ScratchMonkey
Subject: Re: Silly Law About Coffee
javawizard <javawizard@aol.com > wrote in news:1184865981.239229.88740
@x40g2000prg.googlegroups.com:

> Four hundred years ago in Turkey drinking coffee was illegal. The
> sentence: death. - from the Silly Laws section of www.odd-info.com

http://www.gardfoods.com/coffee/coffee.coffee.htm

http://historyofalcoholanddrugs.typepad.com/alcohol_and_drugs_history/coffe
e/index.html

Good Till the Last Drop Dead
http://www.reason.com/news/show/34086.html