In this show Iook at the early history of coffee tracing the 17th century origins of the drink in Ireland.

This will take us inside the coffee houses of 18th century Dublin when it was an elite drink in society. This episode also lifts the lid on a darker side to the Irish history of coffee. In the second half of the show I interview Cuban researcher Giselle Gonzalez Garcia who is researching the history of an Irish man who became one of the largest coffee producers in Cuba in the early 19th century.

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