The Effect Of Coffee On The Global Balance Of Power

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2. Why was it so important to Europe 's development that many people 's beverage of choice switched from alcohol to coffee?  Coffee makes the drinker more alert and, therefore, more productive. It sharpens the mind and focuses the drinker. Alcohol has the opposite effects. 3. Describe coffee 's effect on the global balance of power (in terms of commerce).  Coffee had lots of demand, but little supply. The country that could grow and export the most coffee had a substantial economic advantage over other countries in terms of commerce. 4. How did coffee play a pivotal role in the scientific revolution? (give lots of detail)  Coffee houses became a play for informal intellectual conversation. At coffee houses scientists could discuss and…show more content…
3. If tea arrived in Europe around the same time as when coffee did, why did it not find the immediate success that coffee had?  Tea did not find the immediate success that coffee had because it was more expensive. 4. How did tea transform English society? Who were its main consumers and what were some of the new rituals that surrounded tea?  Tea was initially consumed by exclusively men. New social rituals were created, including the tea party and tea gardens. 5. How was tea an integral part of the Industrial Revolution?  Tea was the ideal drink for the factory worker. It contained caffeine, which kept the drinker alert. The presence of antibiotic properties in the drink reduced waterborne disease and infant mortality, allowing people to live in denser populations. 6. What was the connection between tea and politics?  The British East India Company, which was a major supplier of tea, used its wealth and power to lobby for new government policy. 7. How was tea connected to the opium trade and the Opium War of 1839-1842?  To pay for the tea from China, the East India Company grew opium in India and sold it for silver in China. After a Chinese attempt to stop this, the Opium War broke out. 8. What role did the tea trade and production play in the British rule over India?  The British rule over India was for the tea trade. The idea was that British consumers would want tea, creating jobs in India. Coca-Cola 1. What
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