Modern Marvels

Season 12 Episode 51


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 14, 2005 on The History Channel



  • Trivia

    • More money is spent trading coffee than any other commodity in the world, except for oil.

    • One of the most expensive coffees in the world is Kopi Luwak from Indonesia. It's made from coffee beans digested and excreted by the palm civet - a catlike animal - and sells for around $300 a pound.

    • The largest retailer of cups of coffee in America is Dunkin' Donuts, which sells about a billion cups a year, or 30 cups every second.

    • One coffee tree yields around one pound of roasted coffee per year - that's about 4,000 beans.

  • Quotes

    • Narrator: Next to water it's the world's most popular drink. Centuries ago it fueled the industrial revolution and today commuters keep their cupholders locked and loaded with lattes. Coffee is a comfort to millions and a necessity to many more. Coffeehouses have brewed creativity and inspiration since the first café opened in Constantinople. As America experiences an new coffeehouse explosion, roasting machines process millions of pounds a week to keep up with the cult of the bean. Now, Coffee, on Modern Marvels.

  • Notes

    • Chris Gimbl
      PR Manager, Starbucks Coffee Co.

      Janeen Simmons
      Starbucks Store Manager

      Howard Schultz
      Chairman, Starbucks Coffee Co.

      Ted Lingle
      CEO, Specialty Coffee Association

      Stewart Lee Allen
      Author, The Devil's Cup

      Wade Davis
      Ethnobotanist and Explorer, NGS

      Mike Sheldrake
      Roastmaster, Polly's Gourmet Coffee

      Edwin T. Kaneko
      Kona Coffee Farmer

      Sheree Chase
      Curator, Kona Historical Society

      Jeffrey Matsuyama
      Interpreter, Kona Historical Society

      Mike Sheldrake
      Roastmaster, Polly's Gourmet Coffee

      Bruce Milletto
      President, Bellissimo Coffee InfoGroup

      Willard "Dub" Hay
      Sr. VP, Starbucks Coffee Co.

      Joseph Rivera
      Science Dir., Specialty Coffee Assoc.

      Michael Girgis
      VP Sales, Rosito Bisani Imports

      Marty Sharkey
      Marketing Manager, Nescafè

      Joseph Alban MD
      Founder, Kona Joe Coffee LLC

      Executive Producer: Don Cambou
      Writer: Fred Peabody
      Producer: Fred Peabody
      Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis
      Associate Producer: Gloria L. Morris
      Editor: Lou Laprocido
      Narrator: Max Raphael
      Music: Guy Thomas
      Producer: Bruce Nash
      Creator: Bruce Nash
      Production Manager: Shelia Collins
      Post Producer: Tim Knauff
      Clearance Supervisor: Katie Del Core
      Director of Research: Allison Boon
      Production Controller: Dani Eslin
      Accountant: Sheridan Liu
      Accountant: Lisa Casella
      Accountant: Paulette Pantoja
      Researcher: Uldis Balodis
      Researcher: John Knapp
      Coordinator: Brad Skiles
      Post Coordinator: Terrence Hartwell
      Voice over Coordinator: John Knapp
      Assistant Editor: Laura Steinhoff
      Assistant Editor: Josh Beckham
      Assistant Post Coordinator: Alexander Rubinow
      Post Assistant: Gaylen Kobayashi
      Post Assistant: Kevin McCartney
      Camera: Jorge Castillo-Trentin
      Camera: Gary Hoffman
      Camera: Norm Johnston
      Camera: Lon Magdich
      Camera: Brian Quander
      Camera: TJ Williams
      Field Audio: Barry Eckhaus
      Field Audio: Jason Quinn
      Field Audio: Jorge Saurez
      Online Editor: John Price
      Sound Mixer: Ed Thacker
      Animation: Red Gypsy Animation
      Historical Consultant: "Kona" Joe Alban
      Historical Consultant: Stewart Lee Allen
      Historical Consultant: Wade Davis
      Historical Consultant: Chris Gimble
      Historical Consultant: Ted Lingle

      Special Thanks:
      Bellissimo Coffee Infogroup
      Johanna Crawford
      Kenneth Davids
      Mike Ferguson
      Chris Gimble
      Bruce Milletto

      Supervising Producer: Doug Gordon
      Executive Producer: Beth Dietrich-Segarra

      Produced by Actuality Productions, INC

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