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|Tea and coffee were both expensive
Written by Elizabeth K
(4/15/2010 7:31 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I think tea would have been very expensive then too, right?, penned by Connie
I agree with Adrian's suggestion that coffee-drinking is an indicator of Mr. Bingley's wealth, as Day goes on to say that "Coffee seems to have been mainly an upper class drink, requiring even more preparation time than tea, as the beans had to be roasted and ground at home" (ibid).
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