The Coffee Pot That Fueled Honoré de Balzac’s Coffee Addiction

9 Cafetière de Balzac

Last fall, Ayun Hal­l­i­day revis­it­ed Hon­oré de Balza­c’s Humor­ous Essay, “The Plea­sures and Pains of Cof­fee,” and His Epic Cof­fee Addic­tion. Last night, one of our friends on Twit­ter — @thegliterati — sent this our way: A snap­shot of Balza­c’s cof­fee pot. It bears his ini­tials and cur­rent­ly resides at the Mai­son de Balzac muse­um in Paris. If you ever find your­self in the 16 arrondisse­ment, pay it a vis­it and pay it some thanks.

You can find Balza­c’s cof­fee-fueled clas­sics in our Free eBooks and Free Audio Books col­lec­tions.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

The Curi­ous Sto­ry of London’s First Cof­fee­hous­es (1650–1675)

Hon­oré de Balzac Writes About “The Plea­sures and Pains of Cof­fee,” and His Epic Cof­fee Addic­tion

Men In Com­mer­cials Being Jerks About Cof­fee: A Mashup of 1950s & 1960s TV Ads

The His­to­ry of Cof­fee and How It Trans­formed Our World

Black Cof­fee: Doc­u­men­tary Cov­ers the His­to­ry, Pol­i­tics & Eco­nom­ics of the “Most Wide­ly Tak­en Legal Drug”

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