A History of Coffee

Publisher:
James Harper

A History of Coffee

5.0/5

Critic Rating

A History of Coffee is the story of how a tiny psychoactive seed changed the world and shapes our lives today. Across six episodes, documentary maker James Harper and professional historian Jonathan Morris narrate how humans race coffee across oceans to keep up with demand for this addictive drink. Coffee creates enormous fortunes for some, and misery for others. Sometimes the environment benefits, but more often it is plundered. If we want to make coffee a more equitable industry that’s also kinder to the environment, a place to start is understanding the stories and systems that put the coffee in...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Keelin • Mentally? A Magpie. Aug 9, 2023

"This is a take-it-slow podcast, bringing you a dark history with the love of the final product and what coffee means on a societal level. It’s easy to listen to and understand but doesn’t necessarily feel exciting. It feels warm, relaxing, and contemplative."

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