Modern Marvels: Coffee


Subjects: History, Social Studies
Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12
Source: History Classroom

Modern Marvels: Coffee

This episode of Modern Marvels traces the origins of coffee from Ethiopia over 1,000 years ago to the explosion of specialty coffee stores like Starbucks. This program also looks at how billions of coffee beans make their journey from farms to processing plants to coffee mugs all over the world, the economics of coffee, and how coffee made shift work in factories possible as well as how coffeehouses provided a place for political and artistic progress in the 18th and 19th centuries.

 

60-minute runtime; two-year copyright clearance

April 23 at 6:00AM ET/PT

Modern Marvels: Coffee

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