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Uncommon grounds : the history of coffee and how it transformed our world

Mark Pendergrast (Author), OverDrive, Inc (Distributor)
Uncommon Grounds tells the story of coffee from its discovery on a hill in ancient Abyssinia to the advent of Starbucks. In this updated edition of the classic work, Mark Pendergrast reviews the dramatic changes in coffee culture over the past decade, from the disastrous {u0093}Coffee Crisis” that caused global prices to plummet to the rise of the Fair Trade movement and the {u0093}third-wave” of quality-obsessed coffee connoisseurs. As the scope of coffee culture continues to expand, Uncommon Grounds remains more than ever a brilliantly entertaining guide to the currents of one of the world{u2019}s favorite beverages
eBook, English, 2010
Basic Books, New York, 2010
1 online resource.
9780465024049, 0465024041
Coffee colonizes the world
The coffee kingdoms
The American drink
The great coffee wars of the Gilded Age
Hermann Sielcken and Brazilian valorization
The drug drink
Growing pains
Making the world safe for coffee
Selling an image in the Jazz Age
Burning beans, starving campesinos
Showboating the Depression
Cuppa joe
Coffee witch hunts and instant nongratification
Robusta triumphant
A scattered band of fanatics
The black frost
The specialty revolution
The Starbucks experience
Final grounds
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