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Professor Jonathan Morris

Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society

Jonathan Morris is Research Professor in History at the University of Hertfordshire, and Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society.

He trained as an historian of Modern Italy, specialises in the history of consumption, and is now recognised as one of the world’s leading coffee historians.

His book Coffee: A Global History explains how coffee became popular the world over, and why coffee tastes differ around the world.

His A History of Coffee podcast series, explains how coffee’s dark history laid the foundations for the current sustainability crisis.

Jonathan has also published Coffee: A Comprehensive Guide to the Bean, the Beverage, and the Industry, and directed the Cappuccino Conquests research project tracing the rise of espresso beverages to global dominance.