Misjonarza rzecz o kawie i nie tylko, czyli o zwyczaju picia kawy w XVIII wieku w Polsce
A Missionary About Coffee and Not Only: The Practcie of Coffee Drinking in the Eighteenth-Century Poland
The purpose of this article is to examine under what circumstances and when coffee appeared on Polish tables and how it was perceived by the eighteenth-century elite. The article is written on the basis of the eighteenth-century diaries and journals, as well as on the basis of a booklet which deals with a method of preparing Turkish coffee, written by a Polish missionary in Persia, the Reverend Tadeusz Krusiński. His text discusses how coffee is prepared as well as its medicinal properties. This article also refers to memoirs of Polish travellers staying in Turkey and visiting special places for drinking coffee called kafenhauz.