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|Spanish to English translations [PRO]|
Art/Literary - History / -customs
|Spanish term or phrase: chocolatería|
|From a piece about the history of chocolate:|
"Los ingleses lo descubrieron en 1657, abriendo de inmediato varias chocolaterías populares."
So, it appears to refer to some kind of establishment were chocolate was served, not a factory.
I can think of "chocolate shops", but maybe there is a more specific term out there.
Buena suerte y saludos del Oso ¶:^)
"...Not everyone was eager to accept the mysterious new drink so readily though. At first the French were suspicious of this new drink and considered it a dangerous drug! Although there are several theories the most likely is that it took Spanish royalty to save the day. A Spanish Princess, Anne of Austria, married into the French Court and introduced drinking chocolate as a fashionable past time. By the mid-1600s, the chocolate drink had gained widespread popularity in France and an enterprising Frenchman opened the first ***chocolate house*** in London.
In France, chocolate was met with skepticism and was considered a "barbarous product and noxious drug". The French court was doubtful and accepted it only after the Paris faculty of medicine gave its approval. A French queen finally saved the day. In 1615, Anne of Austria, wife of Louis XIII declared chocolate as the drink of the French court.
During the early seventeenth century, chocolate found its way to Italy and England, among other European countries. In 1650, chocolate became the rage in Oxford and ***in 1657, a shop called the The Coffee Mill and Tobacco Roll opened in London.*** Although chocolate was not featured, the drink quickly became a best seller. As the popularity of chocolate grew, England imposed an excessive duty of 10-15 shillings per pound. By the way, the duty was comparable to approximately three-fourths its weight in gold. It took almost 200 years before the duty was dropped.
***The first chocolate house was reputedly opened in London in 1657 by an unnamed Frenchman*****. Costing 6 to 8 shillings per pound (about 34p), chocolate was considered a beverage for the elite class. By the 1700s, chocolate houses were as prominent as coffee houses in England and there was a chocolate house for every type of clientele: politicians, gamblers, literati and the beautiful people - White's Chocolate House in St James's Street became one of the most popular meeting places for men and women. Charles II tried unsuccessfully to suppress these establishments which he considered 'hotbeds of sedition'. However, in the mid-nineteenth century the chocolate houses were transformed into more respectable 'clubs for gentlemen'. Several still exist today around Pall Mall including the famous White's. At this time chocolate was still being prepared by hand and another very different group of people were also taking an interest in it…"
Note added at 2005-04-15 23:44:03 (GMT)
When chocolate finally reached England in the 1650s, the high import duties on cocoa beans meant it was a drink only for the wealthy. Chocolate cost the equivalent of 50-75 pence a pound (approximately 400g), when pound sterling was worth considerably more than it is today. Gradually chocolate became more freely available. In 1657, London\'s first Chocolate House was opened by a Frenchman, who produced the first advertisement for the chocolate drink to be seen in London:
\"In Bishopgate St, in Queen\'s Head Alley, at a Frenchman\'s house, is an excellent West Indian drink called Chocolate to be sold, where you may have it ready at any time and also unmade at reasonable rates.\"
Fashionable chocolate houses were soon opened where the people could meet friends and enjoy various rich chocolate drinks, many of which were rather bitter to taste, while discussing the serious political, social and business affairs of the day or gossiping.
Samuel Pepys, the famous diarist, wrote of his visits to chocolate houses:
\"Went to Mr Bland\'s and there drank my morning draft of chocollatte.\"
The most famous one was White\'s Chocolate House in the fashionable St James Street, opened in 1693 by Frances White, an Italian immigrant.
The chocolate drinks, served along with ale, beer, snacks and coffee, would have been made from blocks of solid cocoa, probably imported from Spain, and a pressed cake from which the drink could be made at home was also sold. Around 1700 the English improved the drink by adding milk.
By the end of the 18th century London\'s chocolate houses began to disappear, many of the more fashionable ones becoming smart gentlemen\'s clubs. White\'s Chocolate House is to this day an exclusive gentlemen\'s club in St James\', London.\"
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|Mi más espumoso y humeante agradecimiento. Entre "chocolate house", "cocoa house" y chocolate room", los Orishas me aconsejan que elija la respuesta del perínclito plantígrado.|
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Creo que es lo mismo que coffe shop... yo lo pondría así. Suerte!