Episode Two of Coffee Canon focuses on Italian coffee. We often associate Italy with espresso, but the truth is that true espresso didn’t exist until about 1950. Developing It took the work of key inventors, businesspeople, and visionaries who saw coffee not for what it currently was, but for what it could be.
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Episode Two Sources:
- ‘A History of Espresso in Italy and in the World’ by Jonathan Morris. The primary source for this episode: http://www.academia.edu/262226/A_History_of_Espresso_in_Italy_and_in_the_World_2008_
- Jonathan Morris and Laurie Taylor radio interview: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007tz8v
- How transatlantic exchange shaped Italy’s coffee culture: https://qz.com/992879/the-curious-tale-of-how-italy-became-the-world-capital-of-coffee/
- Wikipedia, History of the Moka Pot: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moka_pot
- ‘The Romance of Coffee and Aluminum’ by JT Schnapp, a great source for more on the Moka pot and Italian culture: http://earlymodernconversions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Schnapp-The-Romance-of-Coffee-and-Aluminum.pdf
Episode Two Transcript: