November 16, 2023
264 Main Street, Rutland, MA 01543
Everybody enjoys hearing music over the radio or records. Yet there is nothing about music so satisfying as live music. This extraordinary experience is what the Coffee House is all about.
Significant in the sense of melodies, rhythms, harmonies, instruments, inspirational hymns,
and all the glittering facets of the musical diamond.
Coffee House gives you a unique collection of favorite songs and evenings of fun, relaxation, and excitement.
And this is what we mean when we say unique:
In no other beverage experience will you find a selection of songs provocatively programmed, with such clear arrangments, different instruments, with a surprising musical twist that you will find simple to hear but will delight your friends.
We’re really proud not only of the songs we have selected but of the way we are presenting them to you. And we’re sure you will be pleased, too, when you hear these classics from all times while you enjoy coffee, tea, and other options that will brighten your taste.
Coffee makes connections: to ourselves, to each other, to the world, and even to the past. Here are five of the oldest, most prominent coffee houses across the globe, where our favorite beverage has been served and enjoyed in much the same way for hundreds of years.
1. CAFÉ LE PROCOPE – PARIS, FRANCE (1686)
Café Le Procope is the oldest operating cafe in Paris. It’s known for hosting revolutionaries and intellectuals such as Marie Antoinette, Victor Hugo, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin.
2. CAFFÈ FLORIAN – VENICE, ITALY (1720)
Caffè Florian is the only coffee house that welcomed women when it opened in 1720, which is why it may have attracted such famous patrons as Lord Byron, Marcel Proust, and Charles Dickens.
3. ANTICO CAFFÈ GRECO – ROME, ITALY (1760)
This is the oldest cafe in Rome. Caffè Greco has hosted everyone from Orson Welles and John Keats to Elizabeth Taylor and Princess Diana.
4. CAFÉ CENTRAL – VIENNA, AUSTRIA (1876)
Cafè Central has served as an incubator for prominent intellectuals including Sigmund Freud and Leon Trotsky.
5. CAFFÈ REGGIO – NEW YORK, NEW YORK (1927)
Located in Greenwich Village, It’s also home to the first espresso machine in the U.S.
Coffee House Music: A Genre Defined
While individual examples of coffee shop music might be classified as jazz or soft rock, and others could be called electronic music or bossa nova, when taken as a whole, coffee shop music can be viewed as an eclectic genre of its own. There are satellite radio stations, musical compilations, and even bands devoted to the genre of coffee music.