Uncommon Grounds

Uncommon Grounds

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qUncommon Groundsq tells the story of coffee from its discovery on a hill in ancient Abyssinia to the advent of Starbucks. In this updated edition of the classic work, Mark Pendergrast reviews the dramatic changes in coffee culture over the past decade, from the disastrous ?Coffee CrisisOCO that caused global prices to plummet to the rise of the Fair Trade movement and the ?third-waveOCO of quality-obsessed coffee connoisseurs. As the scope of coffee culture continues to expand, qUncommon Groundsq remains more than ever a brilliantly entertaining guide to the currents of one of the worldOCOs favorite beverages.Specialty Proliferates In the early 1970s specialty coffee roasters and coffeehouses began to appear with increasing ... could learn the fundamentals, including a country-by-country taste assessment, advice on grinders, and brewing instructions. ... Another hopeful sign for coffee appeared in October 1972 , with the introduction of the Mr. Coffee automatic electric drip brewer. ... Competitors such as Braun, General Electric, Melitta, Norelco, Proctor-Silex, A Scattered Band of Fanatics 283.

Title:Uncommon Grounds
Author:Mark Pendergrast
Publisher:Basic Books - 2010


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