Caffeine Trivia 03.29.14

Edward Lloyd’s coffeehouse catered primarily to seafarers and merchants.  He  prepared “ship’s lists” for underwriters who met at his coffeehouse to offer  insurance.  And so began Lloyd’s of London – the famous insurance company.  Other coffeehouses became the birthplace of the Stock Exchange, the Banker’s  Clearing-house and several newspapers – The Tattler and The Spectator.

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  1. It is very interesting to know where the Famous Insurance Companies got their start. You’d never guess their humble beginnings were connected to the Coffee Houses in England.

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