A History Of The World In 6 Glasses Book Summary (PDF) by Tom Standage

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  1. Once people discovered beer, they wanted more.
    1. If Because people wanted beer steadily, they settled in areas to begin production.
  2. Wine was once seen as a gift for the rich.
    1. Only wealthy people drank wine.
  3. Heavier alcohol started in the Middle East.
    1. Distilleries were invented in the Middle East and gained popularity across Europe.
  4. Coffee was savored by the artists and inventors.
    1. Scholars were often the ones who enjoyed coffee on a regular basis.
  5. Tea was popular in China, but was globally popularized by the British.
    1. Tea was introduced to Europeans through Chinese trade.

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