This book tells the story of caffeine and its role in shaping the modern world. From coffee plantations in Ethiopia to soft drink companies in America, author Michael Pollan explores how caffeine has been used – and sometimes abused – by humans throughout history. Along the way, he provides interesting insights into the effects of caffeine on our bodies and minds.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to learn more about the history and effects of caffeine. It provides a detailed look at how this drug has shaped human culture, as well as its impact on our physical and mental health.
- Well researched
- It is dense and information-packed, so it can be a bit challenging to read.
- Some sections are more interesting than others.
- It’s not the most exciting book around, but it’s still informative and thought-provoking.
Learn more about the author
Michael Pollan is the author of several books, including The Botany of Desire and The Omnivore’s Dilemma. He is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine and a professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
“Caffeine is a well-researched and engaging exploration of the role that caffeine has played in human history. Pollan’s writing is both informative and entertaining, making for an enjoyable read.”
“Caffeine is a well-written, informative book that traces the history of this ubiquitous drug from its origins in coffee and tea to its current role as an ingredient in cola drinks and other commercial products. Pollan provides interesting insights into caffeine’s effects on our bodies and minds.”
“An engaging and informative read. Pollan takes readers on a journey through the history of caffeine, from its origins in coffee beans to its ubiquitous presence in modern life. This book is both entertaining and educational – perfect for anyone interested in the effects of caffeine on human culture.”
“This book is a fascinating exploration of caffeine and its many uses. Pollan does an excellent job of tracing the history of caffeine from its origins in Africa to its spread throughout the world. He also provides interesting insights into how caffeine affects our bodies and minds.”