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Uncommon Grounds

The History Of Coffee And How It Transformed Our World

By Mark Pendergrast

Uncommon Grounds tells the story of coffee from its discovery on a hill in Abyssinia to its role in intrigue in the American colonies to its rise as a national consumer product in the twentieth century and its rediscovery with the advent of Starbucks at the end of the century. A panoramic epic, Uncommon Grounds uses 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 molded 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. Uncommon Grounds is nothing less than a coffee-flavored history of the world.

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0465036317


Format: Book
Author: Pendergrast, Mark
Title: Uncommon grounds : the history of coffee and how it transformed our world / Mark Pendergrast.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Basic Books, c1999.
Subject: Coffee -- History Coffee industry -- History.
Isbn: 0465036317
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: 641.3373 Pen
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Bib Id: 138300

Format: Book
Author: Pendergrast, Mark
Title: Uncommon grounds : the history of coffee and how it transformed our world / Mark Pendergrast.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Basic Books, c1999.
Description: xix, 520 p., 22 p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Coffee -- History
Subjects: Coffee industry -- History.
Notes: Maps on lining papers.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 461-495) and index.
ISBN: 0465036317
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: 641.3373 Pen