Chances are, you’ve taken a drug today. It may have been a short-and-sharp morning espresso, a milky tea, or a cappuccino from your local barista. Still, fundamentally, you have ingested a stimulant that results in a mind-altering effect. For centuries, caffeine has been at the crux of civilisation and has helped shape our history and continues to do so today.
In this week’s letter, Walter rescues five chestnuts which he intends to plant in the hope they will be enjoyed by future generations.