The name Penny University was inspired by English coffeehouse in the 17th and 18th centuries. The coffeehouses were places in which, for the price of a penny, anyone could enter and join the discussion of the day, regardless of social standing or class. These coffee houses were community gathering places where, unlike the ale houses of the day, serious conversation could be participated in. It is said that these coffeehouses played an important role in the development of financial markets and newspapers. We invite you to join us at Penny University coffeehouse and contribute your voice to the community discourse and enjoy a quality cup of coffee.