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

ISBN-10: 046501836X
ISBN-13: 9780465018369
Edition: 2nd 2010 (Revised)
Authors: Mark Pendergrast
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Book details

List price: $27.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 9/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Uncommon Groundstells 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 "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 Groundsremains more than ever a brilliantly entertaining guide to the currents of one of the world's favorite beverages.

Prologue: The Oriflama Harvest
Introduction: Puddle Water or Panacea?
Introduction to the Second Edition
Seeds of Conquest
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
Canning the Buzz
Growing Pains
Making the World Safe for Coffee
Selling an Image in the Jazz Age
Burning Beans, Starving Campesinos
Showboating the Depression
Cuppa Joe
Bitter Brews
Coffee Witch Hunts and Instant Nongratification
Robusta Triumphant
Romancing the Bean
A Scattered Band of Fanatics
The Black Frost
The Specialty Revolution
The Starbucks Experience
Final Grounds
Acknowledgments
Appendix: How to Brew the Perfect Cup
Notes on Sources
List of Interviews
Illustration Credits
Index

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