A History of Coffee podcast is back for its second season exploring new fascinating stories about coffee, featuring free educational content offered by Rancilio.
The hosts of this series – documentary maker and creator of the Filter Stories coffee podcast James Harper, and professional historian and author of Coffee: A Global History Professor Jonathan Morris – are ready to uncover coffee’s hidden history in four new immersive episodes dedicated to all coffee lovers.
Starting from its beginning, A History of Coffee follows the story of how a tiny psychoactive seed changed the world and continues to shape our lives today. The first series was a chronological overview on the history of coffee with a focus on sustainability – social, environmental and economical.
In Series Two, James Harper and Professor Jonathan Morris reveal how the invention of the coffee shop revolutionised societies, why colonialism, racism and coffee have kept once prosperous Haiti poor today, and debunk many myths around America’s supposed love affair with coffee.
Discover with Rancilio how Italy’s revered espresso culture was created, follow Rancilio’s tracks back to 1926 to the birth of its first workshop and learn more about Rancilio’s insights on the future of coffee in a special episode all dedicated to Italian espresso.
The podcast is addressed to all coffee professionals and enthusiasts who want to make coffee a more equitable industry that’s also kinder to the environment. The best way to start this change is understanding the stories and systems that put the coffee into our cup every morning.
The series drops on Monday 17 April 2023 and is available on Spotify and Apple Podcast.
About the creators
James Harper is the creator of Filter Stories, a documentary podcast that uses our morning coffee as a lens to understand the world. His narratives explore history, science and sustainability, and he writes the piano music that underscore the stories.
Professor Jonathan Morris is Director, Research Culture and Environment at the University of Hertfordshire and Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society. He is the author of Coffee: A Global History.
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