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

Author: Mark Pendergrast; OverDrive, Inc.,
Publisher: New York : Basic Books ©2010
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Pendergrast; OverDrive, Inc.,
ISBN: 9780465024049 0465024041
OCLC Number: 1037234145
Notes: Electronic book.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Mark Pendergrast.

Abstract:

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.

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