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kelli-in-history:

fastcompany:

What is the scientific connection between coffee shops and creativity? 
University of Illinois researchers found that the level of noise that matches the bustle of a coffeeshop—around 70 decibels—spurs more creative performance than the quiet of 50 decibels or the distracting, blender-volume of 85 decibels. Why? 

That link directed me to a different article, but here is the article on fastcompany.
I actually had a really in-depth discussion once with my bartending teacher on this topic of coffeehouses in history.If anyone would like further reading, I can recommend:
Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World  by: Mark Pendergrast
and there are also two textbooks (though I have not read them):
Coffee and Coffeehouses (Near Eastern Studies, University of Washington) by: Ralph S. Hattox
The Social Life of Coffee: The Emergence of the British Coffeehouse by: Brian Cowan

kelli-in-history:

fastcompany:

What is the scientific connection between coffee shops and creativity? 

University of Illinois researchers found that the level of noise that matches the bustle of a coffeeshop—around 70 decibels—spurs more creative performance than the quiet of 50 decibels or the distracting, blender-volume of 85 decibels. Why

That link directed me to a different article, but here is the article on fastcompany.

I actually had a really in-depth discussion once with my bartending teacher on this topic of coffeehouses in history.
If anyone would like further reading, I can recommend:

Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World  by: Mark Pendergrast

and there are also two textbooks (though I have not read them):

Coffee and Coffeehouses (Near Eastern Studies, University of Washington) by: Ralph S. Hattox

The Social Life of Coffee: The Emergence of the British Coffeehouse by: Brian Cowan

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