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GUESTS: GREGORY DICUM Co-author, The Coffee Book: Anatomy of An Industry From Crop to the Last Drop (New Press, l999) ANDREW FRANK Founder and Master Roaster of Sirius Coffee (Washington D.C.) Coffee culture is nothing new-it actually dates back to 6th Century Ethiopia. Islamic civilization introduced Europe to coffee, although some European cultures at first considered the beverage a dangerous and addictive drug. Famous coffee-drinker J.S. Bach even wrote a cantata about the controversy. Today the world drinks about 2.25 billion cups of coffee a day, with the U.S. accounting for one-fifth of this consumption. Join Ray Suarez and guests for a wide ranging discussion about the fascinating history of coffee.