The UK was not a big coffee drinker for quite a while after the first proper espresso machines made their appearance in Soho. Not so the United States, where coffee became an essential drug for the Union during the Civil War. In this episode, Jonathan Morris tells me how the habit lingered and grew into the bottomless cup of diner coffee. I also learned about Starbucks and Friends, and the truth about the flat white.
Pour yourself a cup of something and take a listen
All the best