Episode 2

Coffee: Wine of the Bean

Episode Link: iTunes and SoundCloud

In our second episode, we’re going to take a closer look at one of the world’s most popular ingredients – coffee!

What gives coffee its kick? How did this bitter shrub become a part of the human diet? We explore the historic origins and chemical medley of the source of this bitter beverage to find out!

About Cassandra Quave

Prof. Cassandra Quave is best known for her ground breaking research on the science of botanicals. Scientists in her research lab work to uncover some of nature’s deepest secrets as they search for new ways to fight life-threatening diseases, including antibiotic resistant infections. Working with a global network of scientists and healers, Cassandra and her team travel the world hunting for new plant ingredients, interviewing healers, and bringing plants back to the lab to study. Besides research, Cassandra is an award-winning teacher, and has developed and taught the college classes “Food, Health and Society” and “Botanical Medicine and Health” at Emory University.

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Keywords

#Coffee #kopiluwak #Arabica #Ethiopia #Arabia #bitterfood #caffeine #stimulant #psychoactive #alkaloid, #foodie #pharmacology #food #spice ##botany #science #STEM

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