Uncommon Grounds

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

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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. 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 Grounds remains more than ever a brilliantly entertaining guide to the currents of one of the world's favourite beverages.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 33.02mm | 608g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd edition
  • 046501836X
  • 9780465018369
  • 69,665

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"Pendergrast...has produced a splendid tale, setting out all one could hope to know about coffee."--Scientific American
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About Mark Pendergrast

MARK PENDERGRAST is an independent scholar who brews a fantastic cup of coffee. He is the author of many books, including For God, Country and Coca-Cola, Mirror Mirror, Inside the Outbreaks, and other books. He lives in Colchester, Vermont."
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