• How Coffee Ruined a Country

    by Lizabeth Cohen

    Lizabeth Cohen reviews Augustine Sedgewick's book, which argues that coffee monoculture was disastrous to El Salvador.

  • How Coffee Became a Modern Necessity

    Once used to fuel extraordinary acts of worship and creativity, coffee has become a necessity we rely on to meet the everyday demands of modern capitalism.

  • How Coffee Fueled the Civil War

    by Jon Grinspan

    Ragged veterans and tired nurses agreed with one diarist: “Nobody can ‘soldier’ without coffee.”

  • Bob Thurston, Miami University professor, opens coffee shop

    OXFORD — A Miami University history professor has taken his interest in coffee from the classroom to the business world, opening the Oxford Coffee Company at 21 Lynn Avenue. Bob Thurston said his interest in coffee goes back many years, starting as a personal interest. As his research took him to other countries and he added to his knowledge of the subject, it crossed over from curiosity to scholarly interest. “I taught the history of coffee at Miami and taught about the history of coffee in other courses,” he said....