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Leave Room For Milk: A History Of Coffee

Julius Schorzman, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=107645

Have a cup of coffee with a goat, just to say thanks.  One story of the origin of coffee is that a goatherd noticed how frisky his goats got after eating the coffee berries; the goatherd tried them himself. 

That's a long time and a long way from driving up to a window and ordering a double macchiato.  But Mark Pendergrast gets a lot of detail into his book Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World

The book is a re-release, the first edition came out 20 years ago.  And we still love coffee; the author joins us to explain why.  

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