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: A History of Coffee
Find Jonathans book, Coffee: A Global History here.
This episode was produced by Emily Whalley
The senior producer is Charlotte Long
Edited and mixed by Seyi Adaobi.
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