30th Anniversary lecture
Coffee: from Arabia to the Coffee House
Lecturer: Christopher Bradley
Location: DESY Auditorium
Illustration of COFFEA arabica
Illustration of COFFEA arabica L. 106 (Coffea arabica L., Arabian coffee) Köhler's Medizinal_Pflanzen in naturgetreuen Abbildungen mit kurz erläuterndem Texte
All of the world's coffee first traded through the tiny port of Mokha in Yemen. Popularised in Constantinople, Vienna and Amsterdam, the first English coffee house opened in the 1650's. Early prints and lithographs show these coffee houses as 'sobering meeting places' frequented by musicians, artists, authors and politicians. In the late 19th century the promotion and marketing of coffee went through a distinctive art nouveau period and we will see it included in works of the major French Impressionists.
Chris Bradley is a writer, photographer, film-maker, lecturer and tour leader specialising in the Middle East and North Africa. He has written and photographed the Berlitz Guides to Oman, Abu Dhabi, Libya, Cairo, Egypt Red Sea and Nile Cruising, as well as the Discovery Guide to Yemen. He has contributed to the Insight Guides to The Silk Road, Egypt and Travel Photography. His travel photographs have appeared in almost every UK national newspaper and magazine. As a cameraman and producer for his own production company Zanzibar Films, he has made television documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4 and National Geographic TV.