Uncommon Grounds: History of Coffee

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GTIN: 9780465018369
Brand: Books
MPN: 9780465018369
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"With wit and humour, Mark Pendergrast has served up a rich blend of anecdote, character study, market analysis, and social history.... Everything you ought to know about coffee is here, even how to make it." - New York Times.

Uncommon Grounds is the definitive history of coffee - from its discovery on an Ethiopian mountainside to the age of Starbucks and the coffee crisis of the twenty-first century. A sweeping epic, Uncommon Grounds 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, glaobal inequities, fair trade, revolutions, health scares, environmental issues, and the rediscovery of quality.
Replete with a cast of eccentric characters - all of them suffused with a passion for the golden bean - Uncommon Grounds is nothing less than a coffee-flavoured history of the world, the classic work on coffee culture, fully updated for our times.

"Pendergrast's account satisfies because of its thoroughness... Pendergrast unearths coffee-based trade wars, health reports, and cafe cultures, bringing to light amusing treasures along the way." - Mother Jones

"Pendergrast's broad vision, meticulous research, and colloquial delivery combine aromatically."

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Basic Books; Second Edition (September 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 046501836X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0465018369
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.3 inches

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