Alcohol and caffeine built society

Kurt’s Cultural Offering reveals why the best ideas come at the end of a fine dinner – alcohol and caffeine built society.

“If alcohol inspired agriculture, caffeine jumpstarted progress. While the Chinese drank caffeinated tea as far back as 3,000 B.C., the discovery of coffee is dated to 15th century Yemen. Trade with the Arab world transformed European culture — the caffeine in coffee, a stimulant, replaced alcohol, a prevalent depressant.”

We suspected it all along.

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