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The Coffee Book: Anatomy of an Industry from Crop to the Last Drop

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A freshly updated edition of the best introduction to one of the worlds most popular products, The Coffee Book is jammed full of facts, figures, cartoons, and commentary covering coffee from its first use in Ethiopia in the sixth century to the rise of Starbucks and the emergence of Fair Trade coffee in the twenty-first. The book explores the process of cultivation, harvesting, and roasting from bean to cup; surveys the social history of café society from the first coffeehouses in Constantinople to beatnik havens in Berkeley and Greenwich Village; and tells the dramatic tale of high-stakes international trade and speculation for a product that can make or break entire national economies. It also examines the industrys major players, revealing how they have systematically reduced the quality of the bean and turned a much-loved product into a commodity and lifestyle accoutrement, ruining the lives of millions of farmers around the world in the process.

Finally, The Coffee Book, hailed as a Best Business Book by Library Journal when it was first published, considers the exploitation of labor and damage to the environment that mass cultivation causes, and explores the growing "conscious coffee" market and Fair Trade movement.

Book News Annotation:

This is a critical introduction to the modern coffee industry. It accessibly describes the economics of coffee from the plantations to the grocery stores and coffee shops. It pays particular attention to who are the exploiters and who are the exploited in the industry and offers advice to consumers on the benefits of "fair trade" coffee.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

This is a critical introduction to the modern coffee industry. It accessibly describes the economics of coffee from the plantations to the grocery stores and coffee shops. It pays particular attention to who are the exploiters and who are the exploited in the industry and offers advice to consumers on the benefits of "fair trade" coffee. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Considers the exploitation of labor and damage to the environment that mass cultivation causes, and explores the growing "conscious coffee" market and Fair Trade movement.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781595580603
Subtitle:
Anatomy of an Industry from Crop to the Last Drop
Author:
Luttinger, Nina
Author:
Dicum, Gregory
Publisher:
New Press, The
Subject:
History
Subject:
Coffee
Subject:
Coffee industry
Subject:
Beverages - Coffee & Tea
Subject:
Industries - General
Subject:
Industries - Agribusiness
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Bazaar Book
Publication Date:
20060424
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
7 x 7 in 13.5 oz

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