Uncommon grounds : the history of coffee and how it transformed our world
In this work, Mark Prenderghast pours out a history of the coffee industry, presenting lush tropical regions where the crop is grown, busy street corners that are home to Starbucks, and boardrooms where millions of dollars are at stake.
Print Book, English, 2001
Texere, London, 2001
Part One Seeds of Conquest 1. Coffee colonises the world 2. The coffee kingdoms 3. The American drink 4. The great coffee wars of the gilded age 5. Hermann Sielcken and Brazilian valorisation 6. The drug drink Part Two Canning the Buzz 7. Growing pains 8. Making the world safe for coffee 9. Selling an image in the jazz age 10. Burning beans, starving campesinos 11. Showboating the depression 12. Cuppa Joe Part Three Bitter Brews 13. Coffee witch hunts and instant non-gratification 14. Robusta triumphant Part Four Romancing the Bean 15. A scattered band of fanatics 16. The black frost 17. The specialty revolution 18. The Starbucks experience 19. Final grounds