Comment on “Eating Kola”

The Revolution to Come? or The Revolution That Never Was?

Edmund Abaka


This paper reflects on the significance of the 1998 work on kola nuts but also on kola as a commodity that could have revolutionized life the way coffee has, given the fact that one red kola nut contains as much caffeine as two cups of American coffee. It underscores the therapeutic and dietetic significance of kola and makes the case that while cocoa and coffee broke into the consumer market over a century ago, kola did not.

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