Coffee: The Epic of a Commodity

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Burford Books, 1935 - Cooking - 296 pages
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"A cup of coffee is a miracle, " writes Jacob, "a wonderful assemblage of relationships." Coffee: The Epic of a Commodity tells the story of the world's most beloved stimulant. The book follows coffee's trail around the world, from London to Brazil, telling in intriguing detail and curious anecdote the singular history of the legendary bean, from its beginnings a millennium ago, up to the mid-20th century.

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With all due respect to alcohol, coffee is undoubtedly the world's favorite stimulant now and for all time. You can live without love, but most people can't live without coffee. Jacob's 1934 volume ... Read full review

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