Britain’s Black History – Coffee Houses and the Slave Trade

How the popularity of coffee links back to British black history Historian Tony Warner shows how you can discover where to find Black History in your Town or City. Just like today, back in the 1700?s the busiest trading areas of most British Cities also had a high proportion of Coffee Houses, but the growth and popularity of Coffee coincided with one of the darkest episodes in Britain?s History. Around the financial or market area of any Town or City you might still find evidence of these early coffee houses. With the growth in popularity of the Coffee Houses, there also came a demand for sugar and tobacco and the British Economic Power base came to rely on Triangular Trade. Docklands, Rivers or Canals are often rich hunting grounds for evidence of trading connections with Africa and the Carribbean. In your local Area are there any African or Carribean Place names?

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