From its discovery to its role as a contemporary elixir, coffee has dominated and molded the economies, politics and social structures of entire countries. This three-part mini-series traces the history of coffee. Episode 1 of 3. The Irresistible Bean. Explored are coffee's origins in Ethiopia and its spread over five continents, sparking revolution, controversy, creativity, business and slavery along the way. This episode details the first coffeehouse traditions and chronicles the popularity of the Venetian latte.
Part 1: The Irresistible Bean
The Irresistible Bean explores coffee's origins in Ethiopia and its triumphant spread over five Continents, sparking revolution, controversy, creativity, business and slavery along the way. The episode details the first coffeehouse traditions, which began on dirt floors and eventually developed into more refined Arabic home versions, and chronicles the popularity of the Venetian latte, which developed a reputation that is seen in the Western coffee-marketing 450 years later. The Irresistible Bean also examines coffee's role in historical events, including the French Revolution, the American Revolution and the Haitian slave rebellion.
Format : AVI
Length : 467 MiB for 57mn 44s 881ms
Codec : XviD
Source : PDTV
Video #0 : MPEG-4 Visual at 1 009 Kbps
Aspect : 608 x 352 (1.727) at 23.976 fps