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How humanity got hooked on coffee - Jonathan Morris

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One day around 850 CE, a goatherd observed that his goats started acting abnormally after nibbling on some berries. The herder tried them himself, and soon enough, he was just as hyper. As the story goes, this was humanity’s first run-in with coffee. So, how did coffee go from humble plant to one of the world's most consumed beverages? Jonathan Morris traces the history of this energizing elixir.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Jonathan Morris
  • Director Harry Tennant
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Animator Harry Tennant, Jimmy Makepeace
  • Composer Stephen LaRosa
  • Sound Designer Stephen LaRosa
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Produced by Abdallah Ewis
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer Cella Wright
  • Script Editor Stephanie Honchell Smith

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