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

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Basic Books, 9 lug 2019 - 480 pagine
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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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UNCOMMON GROUNDS: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World

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An exhaustive, admirably ambitious examination of coffee's global impact, from its roots in 15th-century Ethiopia to its critical role in shaping the nations of Central and Latin America. Pendergrast ... Leggi recensione completa

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In this enlightening sociocultural chronicle, journalist Pendergrast (For God, Country & Coca-Cola) focuses on the popularity of coffee, especially in the Western Hemisphere. Coffee-drinking came late ... Leggi recensione completa

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Cover
Introduction to the New Edition
PART
The Coffee Kingdoms
The American Drink
The Great Coffee Wars of the Gilded
Hermann Sielcken and Brazilian Valorization
The Drug Drink
Cuppa
BITTER BREWS
Robusta Triumphant
PART FOUR
The Black Frost
The Specialty Revolution
The Starbucks Experience
Final Grounds

PART
Growing Pains
Making the World Safe for Coffee
Selling an Image in the Jazz
Burning Beans Starving Campesinos
Showboating the Depression
Photos
Discover More
How to Brew the Perfect
List of Interviews
Praise for Uncommon Grounds

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