Coffeehouse culture is both a physical and mental state in which people are able to come together to discuss new ideas and findings. What makes coffeehouse culture unique is that it creates a very casual environment that allows people to feel comfortable being vulnerable with their thoughts. In the case of Priestley’s discovery of oxygen, Priestly is able to confide in who he believes to be fellow scientists and admirers of such experimentation. However, coffeehouse culture gets the best of Priestly when he “sits down to dinner with the scientific intelligentsia of France and happily spills the beans about his exciting new experiment.” (Johnson, p. 88) The downside of this culture is that it often makes conversations more public than wanted and it is hard to control who hears information both first and second hand. Not unlike the discovery of oxygen, a fellow electrician type, Thomas Edison, is regularly falsely credited with the invention of the light bulb. Heinrich Goebel invented the light bulb thanks to the help of Edison’s experimentation and research that was shared through coffeehouse culture like settings, Goebel was able to benefit from this and thus create a famous product which he profited from. Although Priestly’s discovery of oxygen wasn’t exactly ‘revolutionary’, it was a great catalyst for other discoveries. Coffeehouse culture around small discoveries such as this one allows scientists to test the waters before fully submerging themselves into a lifetime of research. The months of research preceding Priestly’s discovery was fueled by bouncing ideas and finding off of trusted confidants who encouraged and inspired him. Overall, coffeehouse culture created a safe space for the discovery of oxygen to be made and shared with some of the most important researchers and scientists of this time period, thus leading to other important discoveries and relationships later on.