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  1. Dec 2023
    1. People accused [coffee] of wasting their time, when they should have been working. People also accused it of being an exotic luxury, wasting the nation's hard currency for product which has no nutritional value. This sort of connection between physiological fear of the effects that coffee was having on British masculinity [became] a vector for hostility to coffeehouses,” said Markman Ellis, a professor of 18th Century studies at Queen Mary University of London.

      Coffee as wasting time versus saving time; people should be working

      See other account that mentions that coffee saves time. Theme of time seems to be present with coffee.

  2. Aug 2021