By 1900 German Hausfrauen (housewives) had established a pleasant custom of their own. Because they weren’t welcome in public coffeehouses, the ladies gathered together in small groups at one another's houses to sip coffee and talk. A mid-afternoon gathering of women thus became to be known as a Kaffeeklatsch- a combination of Kaffee, the term coffee, and Klatsch, or gossip.

Once the coffee habit had become firmly entrenched in German culture, no government bans- and no prohibitions against women in coffeehouses- could destroy Germany’s love of the beverage.

Kaffeeklatsch is a neighborhood favorite, offering coffee and german pastries with a simple theme: social coffee gatherings with good coffee, good food, and good people.


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