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Taking the High Grounds: The Story of Coffee

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The first serious cultivation of coffee as a cash crop took place in Yemen during the 1400's. Islamic pilgrims spread it throughout the Muslim world. This program looks at the discovery of coffee, its ability to control the economy of major nations and its role in both the American and French Revolutions. Also discussed is how coffee went on to become a major crop in the Western Hemisphere.

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