Coffee

Coffee Podcasts Part 1 & 2

Coffee has a history just as rich as its taste. Coffee digs it roots deep into the continent of Africa in Ethiopia. Moreover, Coffee has also played an important part in helping the religious practices of Islam and Judaism followers stay awake through long services known as Tikkun Hazot. Through its travels, coffee has revolutionized Europe and America by making its users more social and influencing independence from governments. Furthermore, coffee is in a crisis. Coffee roasters today benefit financially more than coffee producers. When this occurs, producers turn away from the production of coffee and venture into other cash crops. According to Time Magazine, by the year 2080, Arabica coffee will seize to exist in the wild due to global climate changes.

We explore coffee through its uses in social spaces in the past and in the present; at Murphy’s Mug and Centennial Hall.  In this podcast we have interviewed a few students about their consumptions, if they know how coffee affects their bodies and if they use coffee to cure any ailments like the ailments that were mentioned in the advertisement campaigns of the past linking them to prior researches that were conducted to see why many people in the age group of eighteen to twenty-four had switched from consuming caffeinated products to consuming coffee.

 IMPORTANT SOURCES

Aubrey, Allison. 2013. “Young Adults Swapping Soda For The Super Buzz Of Coffee” NPR.org. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/01/14/169161207/young-adults-swapping-soda-for-the-super-buzz-of-coffee

Dicum, Gregory. 1999. The Coffee Book: Anatomy of an Industry from Crop to the Last Drop. The Bazaar Books Series 2. New York: New Press: Distributed by W.W. Norton

Feather, Christine. 2006. “Top Coffee and Health Facts.” Practice Nurse 31 (11) (June 9): 6.

Paramaguru, Kharunya. 2013. “Coffee Under Threat: How Wild Arabica Could Go Extinct” Time.com. http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/11/16/coffee-under-threat-how-wild-arabica-could-go-extinct/

Ukers, William H. 1922. “All About Coffee” New York: Tea and Coffee Journal:5,57,65-9