What If Coffee Was Banned? 

Monday, August 23, 2021

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Cafe Delirium Loves Making Great Coffee For Gresham Coffee Lovers 

If you ask any hard core coffee fan in Gresham where their favorite place is to get great coffee locally, they’ll tell you it’s Cafe Delirium! The Cafe Delirium team works hard every day to make sure Gresham locals have delicious options for coffee drinks. We’re proud to offer the best coffee in Gresham! Stop by and try it for yourself. 

What If Coffee Was Banned? 

For many coffee lovers, imagining going just one day without a cup of their favorite coffee seems impossible. Many of us depend on coffee to get us going in the morning, to get us past that midday slump, to help us focus on studying, and so much more. Can you imagine what life would be like if consuming coffee were illegal? 

Believe it or not, there were times when coffee was banned. For example, in the year 1511 leaders in Mecca outlawed coffee because they thought that it stimulated radical thinking. This wasn’t the last time coffee was outlawed, either. 

During the 16th-century some Italian clergymen thought that coffee was “satanic” and tried to have it banned. Fortunately for Italian coffee lovers at the time, Pope Clement VII was an avid coffee lover himself. He lifted the ban and even had coffee baptized in 1600. 

In the 18th century, coffee and coffee paraphernalia such as coffee cups and other dishes were made illegal in Sweden. This was because of coffee’s supposed ties to rebellious sentiment in the country at the time. 

Remembering the challenges coffee has faced over its history makes us all the more grateful to have access to this delicious, energizing drink. 

Delicious Coffee Drinks For All Tastes Are Available At Cafe Delirium 

Get your coffee fix from Cafe Delirium on Main Street today! Relax with the best coffee in Gresham while enjoying the beauty of Historic Downtown Gresham. Don’t forget to bring your punch cards in, especially on double-punch Mondays! Receive double the punches on Mondays and earn your $4.00 discount sooner. 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! Order from Cafe Delirium today. 

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