Coffee - A Hellish Brew

Mike Gonzalez explores the colourful history of the humble coffee bean.

Episodes

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01Cracking The Bean19980903

At first mistrusted and reviled, how did coffee become the second most valuable commodity after oil?

01Cracking The Bean1998090319981208

At first mistrusted and reviled, how did coffee become the second most valuable commodity after oil?

In a four-part series, Mike Gonzalez explores the history of the humble coffee bean 1: Cracking the Bean.How did coffee become the second most valuable commodity after oil? Producer Clare Hughes Repeat

02Use And Abuse19980910

Caffeine and its effects have only recently begun to worry us - 18th-century doctors saw it as an elixir of life.

02Use And Abuse1998091019981209

Caffeine and its effects have only recently begun to worry us - 18th-century doctors saw it as an elixir of life.

2: Use and Abuse. Caffeine and its effects have only recently begun to worry us - 18th-century doctors saw it as an elixir of life.

For details see yesterday

03Art Or Science?19980917

Exactly what goes into the coffee we drink? Tales from the cook, the roast-master, the blender and the taster.

03Art Or Science?1998091719981210

Exactly what goes into the coffee we drink? Tales from the cook, the roast-master, the blender and the taster.

3: Art or Science?

For details see Tuesday

04 LASTCoffee And Power19980924

The growing taste for coffee has changed the face of Latin America.

But those who pick the berries rarely control the market they serve.

04 LASTCoffee And Power1998092419981211

The growing taste for coffee has changed the face of Latin America.

But those who pick the berries rarely control the market they serve.

Coffee and Power.

The growing taste for coffee has changed Latin America. But those who pick the berries rarely control the market they serve. Final part. For details see Tueday