Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World

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Basic Books, 28 сент. 2010 г. - Всего страниц: 480
The definitive history of the world's most popular drug.

Uncommon Grounds tells the story of coffee from its discovery on a hill in ancient Abyssinia to the advent of Starbucks. Mark Pendergrast reviews the dramatic changes in coffee culture over the past decade, from the disastrous "Coffee Crisis" that caused global prices to plummet to the rise of the Fair Trade movement and the "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's favorite beverages.

 

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Very detailed book, but incredibly boring. I fell asleep a third of the way through, which I find ironic for a book about the world's (and mine) most beloved beverage. I eventually did finish it, but it wasn't easy. Читать весь отзыв

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Uncommon Grounds is exactly what I was looking for. I had finished a similar commodity book (Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky) and was blown away. I was hoping for the same experience and am ... Читать весь отзыв

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Part One
1
Part Two
107
Part Three
213
Part Four
263
Acknowledgments
383
Appendix
387
Notes on Sources
391
List of Interviews
399
Illustration Credits
403
Index
407
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Mark Pendergrast, a former business journalist, is the author of several books, including For God, Country, and Coca-Cola. He lives in South Burlington, Vermont.

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