A cup of coffee was once a luxury. Now it is quick, cheap and widely available — a daily essential for many.
How did this happen? Today on Patented, Jonathan Morris walks us through the evolution of coffee: from how people first figured out its psychoactive properties, to the transformations in roasting, processing and preparation that resulted in a coffee shop on every high street.
Listen to the History of Coffee podcast here: https://pod.link/1553744133
Find Jonathans book, Coffee: A Global History here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Coffee-Global-History-Jonathan-Morris/dp/1789140021
This episode was produced by Emily Whalley
The senior producer is Charlotte Long
Edited and mixed by Seyi Adaobi