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Uncommon Grounds free pdf This is the story of coffee from its discovery on a hill in Abyssinia to its role in intrigue in the American colonies, its rise as a national consumer product in the twentieth century and its rediscovery with the advent of the Starbucks chain in America at the end of the century. A panoramic epic using coffee production, trade and consumption as a window through which to view broad historical themes: the clash and blending of cultures, the rise of marketing and the national brand, assembly line mass production and urbanization. Coffeehouses have provided places to plan revolutions, write poetry, do business and meet friends. The coffee industry has dominated and moulded the economy, politics and social structure of entire countries. Mark Pendergrast introduces the reader to an eccentric cast of characters, all of them with a passion for the golden bean. A coffee-flavoured history of the world.

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Author : Mark Pendergrast
Publisher : Basic Books (AZ)
Data Published : 20 May 1999
ISBN : 0465036317
EAN : 9780465036318
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 522 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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