Even as Americans shelter-in-place, coffee consumption is up in the first four months of 2020. Why is coffee a persistently popular drink? It was first consumed by Sufi monks in the fifteenth century as part of a religious ceremony, but quickly gained traction across the Middle East and then spread to Europe. Viewpoints discusses the complicated history of coffee production and American’s reliance on this caffeine-packed brew.
Links for more information:
- Fast Company: Everyone is drinking coffee during coronavirus, but make sure to order local
- Dark Matter Coffee