Welcome to the new Flavorpill

Discover and share great events with your friends

Sign Up Log In
New_full_b2575596491d32735be5a6112d04ffa4

An informative, entertaining, & challenging presentation about the history of the caffeinated world

Food/Wine

The Caffeinated World: Coca-Cola and Coffee in History, Culture, Politics, and Your Life

The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center (55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY ) Map it Free

Coffee grows wild on the mountainsides of Ethiopia and its seeds have been roasted, brewed, and drunk by humans for at least 500 years. Making up for a history rife with controversy, slavery, and the exploitation of the developing world, coffee has become a major focus for Fair Trade.

Coca-Cola, invented in 1886 as a cocaine-and-caffeine-laced nerve tonic and soda fountain beverage, is a much younger drink, but in its short history it has become as ubiquitous and controversial. At the moment, soft drinks are widely vilified as a major culprit in the obesity epidemic.

Mark Pendergrast will explore this caffeinated history in an informative, entertaining, and challenging presentation. He is the author of For God, Country and Coca-Cola: The Definitive History of the Great American Soft Drink and the Company That Makes It and Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World.

Moderated by New School faculty member, Andrew F. Smith.

Mindy Bond, Editor

The Caffeinated World: Coca-Cola and Coffee in History, Culture, Politics, and Your Life

The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center (55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY ) Map it Free
  • Picture?width=50&height=50
  • Picture?width=50&height=50
  • B57a7cf4a4c5d95ef1652744c6be574e?s=50
  • 6b8536a23b5879ef6f1507636b5047bd?s=50
More Event Info (http://events.newschool.edu/event/the_caffeinated_world_coca-cola_and_coffee_in_history_culture_politics_and_your_life#.UazsSkDVDmu)
Picture?width=50&height=50 Added By Mindy Bond