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The Devil's Cup: A History of the World According to Coffee

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In this captivating book, Stewart Lee Allen treks three-quarters of the way around the world on a caffeinated quest to answer these profound questions: Did the advent of coffee give birth to an enlightened western civilization? Is coffee, indeed, the substance that drives history? From the cliffhanging villages of Southern Yemen, where coffee beans were first cultivated eight hundred years ago, to a cavernous coffeehouse in Calcutta, the drinking spot for two of Indias three Nobel Prize winners . . . from Parisian salons and cafés where the French Revolution was born, to the roadside diners and chain restaurants of the good ol U.S.A., where something resembling brown water passes for coffee, Allen wittily proves that the world was wired long before the Internet. And those who deny the power of coffee (namely tea-drinkers) do so at their own peril.

Synopsis:

From the earliest evidence of a hallucinatory cacao bean paste in ancient Ethiopia to the modern coffee giant, Starbucks, readers follow Allen as he searches for the perfect "cuppa joe."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345441492
Editor:
Smetanka, Dan
Author:
Smetanka, Dan
Author:
Allen, Stewart Lee
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Parks & Campgrounds
Subject:
United States - Mountain - Montana
Subject:
Coffee
Subject:
United States - Mountain - Idaho
Subject:
Coffee -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Outdoors-Camping Guides
Subject:
coffee;history;non-fiction;travel;food;food history;cultural history;food writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v. 6
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.26x5.54x.55 in. .51 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From the earliest evidence of a hallucinatory cacao bean paste in ancient Ethiopia to the modern coffee giant, Starbucks, readers follow Allen as he searches for the perfect "cuppa joe."
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