SOURCE: New York Times
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.
SOURCE: Wall Street Journal
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.
The evolution of coffee culture
Check out this neat iconographic that shows the history of coffee.
5 Ways Coffee Changed the Course of History in England
by Rachel Rolnick
It even helped the establishment of democracy.
How Coffee Fueled the Civil War
by Jon Grinspan
Ragged veterans and tired nurses agreed with one diarist: “Nobody can ‘soldier’ without coffee.”
SOURCE: Oxford Press
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....
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