A podcast revealing the extraordinary stories hidden in your cup of coffee
Do you grind your beans fresh before brewing your coffee? If so, you are helping overturn a race-to–the-bottom with deep roots in colonial extraction that today is leaving millions of coffee farmers impoverished.
Or, at least, that’s what many specialty coffee companies would like you to believe. The truth is a lot less rosy.
In this final episode of A History of Coffee, Jonathan and James explore where the specialty coffee movement came from, whether it will succeed in arresting coffee’s race-to-the-bottom, and look into the future to understand what might be the future of coffee.
A History of Coffee is a collaboration between James Harper of the Filter Stories - Coffee Documentaries podcast and Jonathan Morris, Professor of History and author of ‘Coffee: A Global History’.
Visit Jonathan’s Instagram (https://bit.ly/37eMS3F) and Twitter (https://bit.ly/3jNr9ou)
& James’ Filter Stories Instagram (https://bit.ly/2Mlkk0O) and Twitter (https://bit.ly/3baTsJk)
Help other people find the show by leaving a review on...
Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/3jY42aJ
Read Jonathan’s book, ‘Coffee: A Global History’ here: https://amzn.to/3dihAfU
Listen to the bonus episode on the ‘A History of Coffee’ podcast channel: http://bit.ly/2NArChO
Music featured in this episode:
La Traviata, Brindisi (Verdi) by MIT Symphony Orchestra: https://bit.ly/3eGUsIf
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly by Ann Alee: https://bit.ly/2SKlaY6
Imagine you’ve got a cup of coffee in front of you. You haven’t tasted it yet. You therefore don’t know what it tastes like, right?
Wrong. Some scientists argue that you actually do know …
When was the last time you picked up a cappuccino with a mountain of foam perched on top? Maybe these are the cappuccinos you make every morning at home.
I personally really, really dislike …
A good espresso is a sublime experience: rich, sweet, and wonderfully caffeinated.
But, who woke up one morning and thought to themselves, ‘I’m going …
How can you make better coffee at home? Well, an easy way is to buy higher quality beans.
But, I’m concerned this is going to get harder and harder for you in the future.
Climate change is …
How you brew your coffee dramatically affects what you taste. And I do mean dramatic! Brewing up the same bag of coffee beans can taste like a slice of heaven, or a slap in the face.
Water really matters when you’re brewing coffee. Different waters can dramatically change how a single coffee will taste.
But what is the right water for the best coffee?
In this episode I …
You can listen to episodes right here on the website, or if you prefer, in a podcast app. Listening in an app makes it easier to keep track of what you’ve already heard, listen without using your data plan and many other conveniences.