Coffee: A Dark History

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2005 - 323 страници
A five-hundred-year history of coffee draws on sources in alchemy, anthropology, politics, and other disciplines to document coffee's identity as one of the most valuable legally traded commodities in the world, tracing its origins in fifteenth-century East Africa, its rise as an imperial consumer product, its role in commercialism and social disruption, and more. 15,000 first printing.

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Witty a.nd well-informed. almost a complete history of world history viewed from the bottom of a coffee cup.Leitmotiv is St Helena ( which has great coffee but it never caught on) and Napoleon who was ... Прочетете пълната рецензия

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Wild (The East India Company ) has been widely recognized for introducing specialty coffees to Great Britain. Here, he presents a 500-year history of the much-loved drink, drawing on science, politics ... Прочетете пълната рецензия

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The Way We Live Now
1
Origins
17
Enter the Dragon
34
The Mocha Trade
65
Coffee and Societies
84
The Fall of Mocha
98
Slavery and the Coffee Colonies
118
The Continental System and Napoleons Alternative to Coffee
141
Modern Times
192
Coffee Science and History
212
The Battle of the Hemispheres
226
Fair Trade
257
Espresso the Esperanto of Coffee
271
The Heart of Darkness
285
Coda
299
Appendix The Find at Kush
307

Napoleon and St Helena
149
Slavery Brazil and Coffee
170
The Great Exhibition
176
Harar and Rimbaud the Cradle and the Crucible
183

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