Coffee appraised

Sami Al - Daghistani

Leiden University, Research Master: Area studies (Middle East Studies), MA Seminar: Culture and Society in Medieval Islam, professor Dr. Petra SijpesteijnCoffee appraised: Ambiguity of socio-juridical disputes, medical, and literary accounts on coffee in Medieval Islam1. IntroductionCoffee is nowadays known throughout the world. Coffee has been in the history of Islam often designated as the “forbidden fruit”. At the same time it was praised in literary works in the East as in the West. Nowadays coffee became a morning routine of many, an integral part of the social...