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

By: Pendergrast, Mark

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Basic Books.:

Edition: 1999st edition.

Seller ID: 0465036317-01

ISBN: 0465036317

Condition: Good

0465036317 Coffee has been banned as a creator of revolutionary sedition, vilified as the worst health-destroyer on earth and praised as the boon of mankind. Its history provides a window through which to view broader themes of colonialism and culture clash, the rise of mass production, modern-day media and marketing, women's issues and international commodity schemes. It also illustrates how an entire industry can lose focus, allowing upstart micro-roasters to reclaim quality and profits. Mark Pendergrast enlivens his scrupulously researched history with anecdotes, eccentric characters and pe... View more info