Coffee Culture and the Evolution of the Modern CoffeehouseTuesday, August 8, 2017
Coffee and humanity go way back. From the original coffeehouses and smokey Turkish coffee dens of the 14th century, to Britain’s penny universities of the 1600s which supplied Wall Street businessmen with freshly brewed cups boasting the offbeat addition of sweet cream, to the finger-snapping, poet beatnik bean juicers of the 1960s, coffee has played a huge role in our lives.
The coffeehouse itself maintains an integral role in our communities. As a meeting place, a community center, a space for artists and performers and a server of the humble, meaningful, and for most of us, necessary cup of coffee, coffeehouses have become cultural touchstones. Reinventing themselves with each passing era, for each generation as they discover themselves, the coffeehouse somehow remains as relevant today as it was in 1400.
Sharing a hot cup, a warm pastry and a moment with your community, even if that moment is spent buried in your favorite novel, is nourishing. Cafe Delirium’s comforting environment exists because of community members like you, venturing out of their own homes to support the home that we all share, the simple, humble coffeehouse.
Visit Cafe Delirium today and share in the history, cultural relevance, and deliciousness of an artfully brewed cup of hot coffee.
Check out our drink menu, food menu, and the historical significance of coffee.
You can visit Cafe Delirium on Main Street today. Relax with the best coffee in Gresham while enjoying the beauty of Historic Downtown Gresham. Curious about our coffee and food? Feel free to take a peek at the menu before stopping by. Choosing any other coffeehouse would just be delirious! Come to Cafe Delirium today.
Bring a Friend, a Laptop, or a Book!