The Pleasures and Pains of Coffee, by Honoré de Balzac

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Coffee was novelist Honoré de Balzac’s elixir and his downfall. In this essay, he explains the right way to drink it – but only for “men of excessive vigor, men with thick black hair and skin covered with liver spots, men with big square hands and legs shaped like bowling pins.” All others do so at their own risk…

The Pleasures and Pains of Coffee, by Honoré de Balzac {8:39}

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