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Episode 172

Professor Augustine Sedgewick on the Centuries-old Drama Behind a Cup of Coffee

56 minutes · April 27, 2020

The coffee bean is one of the commodities traded on ICE’s futures exchange, where everyone from growers to refiners, to shippers and retailers, buy and sell coffee futures to manage their price risk. Augustine Sedgewick, author of COFFEELAND: One Man's Dark Empire and the Making of Our Favorite Drug, joined us from his remote outpost to talk about on the history of coffee, the development of the world markets, and the obscure science behind the simple coffee break.

Coffee Land - Augustine Sedgewick

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