History Professor Discusses Coffee Species With Maclean’s

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Dr. Stuart McCook

Dr. Stuart McCook, a professor in Department of History, spoke to Maclean’s magazine about a Saskatchewan man who is selling two  relatively unheard-of coffee species on his online shop.

McCook has studied the history of the coffee trade and offered some insight into why many in Canada are unfamiliar with Liberica and Racemosa coffee.

McCook is the author of Coffee Is Not Forever: A Global History of the Coffee Leaf Rust, which traces the history of coffee rust, a fungus that has caused extensive destruction to coffee plantations throughout Central and South America in recent decades.

He is also the assistant vice-president (international strategy and partnerships) and helps develop and implement U of G’s international strategy.