What would you call a morning that doesn’t involve coffee? Surely that’s not a good morning! Coffee has been an important element of our day’s start. Not only that, coffee is a drink that stays to be popular in all ages and among all people of different ages. Nowadays, different coffee houses and even online tea stores are increasing the coffee and tea culture. Blooming tea, coffee and other beverages have become an element of our living and nobody is new to them. Coffee houses serve coffee as well as good quality teas. Many coffee houses and bistros around the block are meeting points and an area to share the latest gossip with your friends.
Coffee culture is basically a media term that is more famously used for a social area that is enclosed with an ambiance of coffee and tea all around it. Due to the popularity of coffee across the world, there are different ways and different rituals about coffee everywhere. In Asia, people usually, prefer to have a lighter and sweeter coffee in contrast with other Western countries. Coffee houses are usually places of gathering and social gatherings. The most preferred is Cappuccino. In Northern Europe, coffee is served at coffee parties with homemade cakes, pastries and cookies. Coffee in Turkey becomes somewhat dissimilar. The beans are good and the water is boiled almost three times and then kept in a long handle brass pot. At times cardamom or sugar is also added. The French normally drink coffee at the start of the day, and to Germans, coffee is a beverage for social gatherings.
There are religious restrictions connected with coffee and tea too. Different religions have different things to say about coffee. In Islam, tea and coffee is prohibited only if you are fasting. The fast lasts from dawn to dusk and all the food, even water, are prohibited at that time. Coffee is forbidden to Mormons. Also termed as the Latter-Day Saints, followers of this religion forbid coffee because they consider that coffee obstructs their spiritual connections. In the Words of Wisdom, it is said, “Hot drinks are not for the body or belly” (D&C 89:9). It is interpreted that Joseph Smith actually referred to tea and coffee because they were the only hot beverages available during that time.
According to the Seventh Day Adventist, the views about coffee is slightly unclear. Previously,, they prohibited coffee as they greatly lay a stress on on a healthy diet. Thus, to them coffee was prohibited as it contains caffeine. However, this perception is kind of old now and not implemented anymore. Still, coffee is supposed to be avoided. Rastafarians are very much like the Seventh Day Adventist and usually lay stress on a healthy diet. This group prohibits the use of tobacco, alcohol, salt, coffee, meat and other synthetic foods; their diet largely depends on grains, fruits and vegetables.
In Judaism, there are actually no issues with coffee. Issues are there with kosher. Kosher arguments arise with both tea and coffee. Flavored coffee might use numerous flavorings, flavored beans and syrups that do not solve all the kosher issues. Similarly, issues arise with decaffeinated coffee as it includes ethyl acetate.