Coffee: Grounds for Debate (Philosophy for Everyone) by Michael W. Austin, Scott F. Parker

By Michael W. Austin, Scott F. Parker

Providing philosophical insights into the preferred morning brew, Coffee -- Philosophy for Everyone kick starts off the day with an exciting yet serious dialogue of the ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, and tradition of coffee.

Matt Lounsbury of pioneering enterprise Stumptown espresso discusses simply how reliable espresso can be
Caffeine-related chapters hide the ethics of the espresso exchange, the metaphysics of espresso and the centrality of the espresso condo to the general public sphere
Includes a foreword via Donald Schoenholt, President at Gillies espresso corporation

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As Harry Hollingworth found in his 1911 double-blind studies, caffeine can minimally improve motor skills and reaction time while leaving sleep patterns relatively unaffected. ” Caffeine can help those who suffer from asthma and is given to infants suffering from neonatal apnea (cessation of spontaneous breathing). Some adults with allergies find that caffeine allays symptoms. It can mitigate the pain of migraine headaches (though withdrawal from caffeine causes other headaches). For those who need a diuretic or laxative, coffee provides relief.

6. Bennett Alan Weinberg and Bonnie K. Bealer, The World of Caffeine: The Science and Culture of the World’s Most Popular Drug (London and New York: Routledge, 2001), p. 99. , p. 19. Pendergrast, Uncommon Grounds, p. 8. Weinberg and Bealer, World of Caffeine, p. 85. Pendergrast, Uncommon Grounds, p. 8. , pp. 8–9. , p. 9. Weinberg and Bealer, World of Caffeine, p. 105. , p. 9. Margaret Visser, Much Depends on Dinner: The Extraordinary History and Mythology, Allure and Obsessions, Perils and Taboos of an Ordinary Meal (New York: Grove Press, 1999), p.

Every other European country also discovered coffee during the same period. Nowhere did coffee have such a dynamic and immediate impact, however, as in England. ”15 Two years later in London, Pasqua Rosée, a Greek, opened a coffeehouse and printed BLAC K P U DDLE WATER OR PANACEA ? ”16 Rosée’s ad asserted that coffee would aid digestion, cure headaches, coughs, consumption, dropsy, gout, and scurvy, and prevent miscarriages. ”17 By 1700 there were, according to some estimates, two thousand London coffeehouses, occupying more premises and paying more rent than any other trade.

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