Caffeine was quick to get through but a fascinating history lesson on a chemical that has become so intertwined in our lives that as I learned in the book we can hardly differentiate consciousness without it. Michael Pollan does a wonderful job of covering the rise of “western civilization” correlated to the introduction of caffeine as well as the unfortunate social and economic impact it has had on various cultures.

From the original theft of the crop from “Arabia” to the continued exploitation of coffee producers, Caffeine covers a fascinating breadth of history and science around the drug more people are addicted to than not.

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