PBS- Black Coffee, Part1of3 — The Irresistible Bean

The Ir­re­sistible Bean ex­plores coffee’s ori­gins in Ethiopia and its tri­umphant spread over five Con­ti­nents, spark­ing rev­o­lu­tion, con­tro­ver­sy, cre­ativ­i­ty, busi­ness and slav­ery along the way. The episode de­tails the first cof­fee­house tra­di­tions, which be­gan on dirt floors and even­tu­al­ly de­vel­oped in­to more re­fined Ara­bic home ver­sions, and chron­i­cles the pop­u­lar­i­ty of the Venet­ian lat­te, which de­vel­oped a rep­u­ta­tion that is seen in the West­ern cof­fee-mar­ket­ing 450 years lat­er. The Ir­re­sistible Bean al­so ex­am­ines coffee’s role in his­tor­i­cal events, in­clud­ing the French Rev­o­lu­tion, the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion and the Hait­ian slave re­bel­lion.

Part 2 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9sp8Vj2anI

Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHHlIG5A8ak


The Irresistible Bean explores coffee's origins in Ethiopia and its triumphant spread over five Continents, sparking revolution, controversy, creativity, business and slavery along the way. The episode details the first coffeehouse traditions, which began on d">

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