Uncommon grounds : the history of coffee and how it transformed our world (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Uncommon grounds : the history of coffee and how it transformed our world

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

Author: Mark Pendergrast
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2019. ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New edition.; Third trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
First published in 1999, Uncommon grounds tells the story of coffee from its discovery on a hill in ancient Abyssinia to the advent of Starbucks and the coffee crisis of the 21st century. Mark Pendergrast uses coffee production, trade, and consumption as a window through which to view broad historical themes: the clash and blending of cultures, slavery, the rise of brand marketing, global inequities, fair trade,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Pendergrast
ISBN: 9781541699380 1541699386
OCLC Number: 1105931208
Description: xxvii, 424 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue: Oriflama harvest --
Introduction: Puddle water or panacea? --
Introduction to the second edition --
Part 1: Seeds Of Conquest --
1: Coffee colonizes the world --
2: Coffee kingdoms --
3: American drink --
4: Great coffee wars of the Gilded Age --
5: Hermann Sielcken and Brazilian valorization --
6: Drug drink --
Part 2: Canning The Buzz --
7: Growing pains --
8: Making the world safe for coffee --
9: Selling an image in the Jazz Age --
10: Burning beans, starving campesinos --
11: Showboating the Depression --
12: Cuppa joe --
Part 3: Bitter Brews --
13: Coffee witch hunts and instant nongratification --
14: Robusta triumphant --
Part 4: Romancing The Bean --
15: Scattered band of fanatics --
16: Black frost --
17: Specialty revolution --
18: Starbucks experience --
19: Final grounds.
Responsibility: Mark Pendergrast.


The definitive history of coffee, with a new introduction by the author.  Read more...


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