Archive for July 27, 2011

The World in Your Cup

Posted in Uncategorized on July 27, 2011 by stevemccurry

Tea and Coffee | What the World Drinks

 PAKISTAN-10032

Breakfast tea being passed between cars on the railway
between Peshawar and Lahore, Pakistan

 

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of
understanding truth and beauty. 

- Japanese Proverb

 

INDIA-10582NFTea seller carries kettle in monsoon water, Porbandar, India

 

AFGHN-10028NF5 Kamdesh, Afghanistan

 

The earliest record of tea consumption were in China with records dating back to the 10th century B.C.E.

 

AFGHN-12350NF Maimana, Afghanistan 

 

 

We haven’t had any tea for a week.
The bottom is out of the Universe.
- Rudyard Kipling

 

 TIBET-10567Kham, Tibet

 

BANGLADESH-10015Tea Estate, Bangladesh

 

You can never get a cup of tea large enough
or a book long enough to suit me. 
– C.S. Lewis

 

SRILANKA-10072Tea tasting, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

VIETNAM-10020Vietnam 

 

 

 Coffee should be black as Hell, strong as death, and sweet as love.
 –  Turkish Proverb

 

TURKEY-10003NFIstanbul, Turkey

 

It is believed that the earliest use of coffee was in Ethiopia. 
It spread to Yemen by the fifteenth century, and to the rest of the
Middle East, Turkey, Persia, North Africa and then to
Europe and the Americas.

 

IRAQ-10033nsMen enjoy tobacco and thimblefuls of thick, bitter coffee in Baghdad, Iraq

 

HONDURAS-10006NF3La Fortuna, Honduras

 

BRAZIL-10011NF9Lombari, Brazil

 

COLOMBIA-10005NFCoffee harvesting, Colombia

  

 PERU-10013NFPeru 

 

  The powers of a man’s mind are directly proportioned to the quantity of coffee he drinks.
- Sir James Mackintosh

BRAZIL-10014NF8, Lavazza, Brazil, 08/2010Brazil

 

Ah! How sweet coffee tastes!

Lovelier than a thousand kisses,

sweeter far than muscatel wine!

I must have my coffee.

-  Johann Sebastian Bach
Kaffee Kantate

SOUTH_AFRICA-10003Capetown, South Africa

 

 

INDIA-11023Shekhar Kapur, Film Director and Producer, Mumbai, India 

 

No one can understand the truth until he drinks of
coffee’s frothy goodness. 

Sheik Abd-al-Kadir

 

 YUGOSLAVIA-10001

Montenegro 

 

 

Steve McCurry in L’Aquila, Italy
Photo by Claudio Marcozzi/Photoland
 

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August 2 – September 4, 2011

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