Taste Sensation

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…but the coffee merits special mention.

Limpid it was, scented and wondrous hot; but above all, it was served, not in those degenerate vessels which they dare, on the banks of the Seine to call cups, but in fair, deep bowls wherein the worthy fathers plunged their thick lips with a will, and sucked up the life-giving liquid with a noise that would have done credit to two sperm whales fleeing before a storm.

from The Physiology of Taste by Brillat-Savarin

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