Lecture: Coffee - a global history

at Marlborough Road Methodist Church, AL1 3XG

His book Coffee: A Global History upon which his presentation will be based, explains how the world acquired a taste for coffee, yet why coffee tastes are so different throughout the world. He will outline five eras of coffee history, tracing the bean’s journey from the forests of Ethiopia through the coffee houses of Europe, the plantations of Brazil, the introduction of instant coffee, and the global coffee shop culture of today.

Jonathan Morris is a Professor of Modern History at the University of Hertfordshire, and Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society. He began life as a historian of modern Italy and moved into coffee history when he directed The Cappuccino Conquests research project that traced the spread of Italian style coffee beverages around the world.

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