Curious Saturday: How coffee captivated humanity

April 13, 2024
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Curious Saturday: How coffee captivated humanity

Join Jonathan Morris on a fascinating journey through the history of coffee, from its humble beginnings as a goatherd’s accidental discovery to its widespread popularity as one of the world’s favorite beverages.

Discover how the Ottoman Empire introduced coffee to Europe and how Central London’s first coffeehouses became bustling hubs of social and intellectual activity in the 17th century. Despite King Charles II’s attempts to ban them, coffeehouses continued to thrive, fueling the exchange of ideas and stimulating conversation.

Learn how coffee became ingrained in our daily routines and why it remains a beloved pick-me-up for millions around the globe. Dive into the story of humanity’s love affair with coffee and uncover the secrets behind this energizing elixir.

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