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

Posted by Steph on Saturday in Coffee Books | Short Link

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

Revised and updated, a compact guide to the beverage that keeps us running.

A freshly updated edition of the best introduction to one of the world’s 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; surv

List Price: $ 16.95

Price: [wpramaprice asin="1595580603"]

[wpramareviews asin="1595580603"]

[wprebay kw="coffee" num="10" ebcat="267"] [wprebay kw="coffee" num="11" ebcat="267"]

Find More Coffee Products

DeliciousStumbleUponDiggTwitterFacebookLinkedIn

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

3 Comments

  • William K. Doak says:
    10 of 12 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Good to the last drop!, September 14, 2000
    By A Customer

    This was a fascinating book. A very good overview of coffee from it’s beginnings to the present, and a real eye-opener on it’s effect on world economy and politics over the centuries. I was especially interested in the sections on ecology and marketing, and found it to be very well researched and complete, yet written in a very catchy way. The illustrations and sidebar notes included fit in nicely.

    Perfect to accompany “un tinto”, as they say in Colombia.

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

  • Super Trader says:
    10 of 12 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Surprisingly interesting, entertaining and compelling, December 30, 1999
    By 
    William K. Doak (Pennsylvania) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    I picked this book up at the library, thinking it was about kinds of coffee and how to brew it. I was mildly disappointed to find out that it was about the coffee industry, but I read every word. If you want to know how to minimize ecological damage in choosing your coffee, here’s where to find out. The history was also fascinating. A great read!

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

  • Anonymous says:
    11 of 14 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Coffee could be worse than cattle!, April 4, 2003
    By 
    Super Trader
    (VINE VOICE)
      

    Mr.Dicum and Ms.Luttinger have writtne a phenomenal book. From their obsure historical facts to their pinpointing the origin of coffee, 6th century Ethiopia, you will be riveted to your seat as if you were reading a fictional novel.

    They put coffee, the coffee industry, and global coffee politics under a microscope and often times it fails to hold up to the scrutiny. No matter what your political affiliation is you can’t help but be immediately shocked and awed and the incredible amount of sociopolitical machinations that go on for you to have that morning sip of java.

    For 11 years I have been a futures investor, broker, and author. One of the preferred futures contracts that I trade is coffee. This book has provided me with an indepth background and perspective on coffee that I never had before. This is now one of my reference books. For those that are interested in investing in coffee either actual grounds or in futures this book is for you and for those that can go a day without the original “liquid gold” you have got to read it. At the end of the day you will appreciate that Starbuck’s “venti mocha grande” just a little bit more.

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

Copyright © 2008-2018 The Joy of Coffee All rights reserved.
Buy Organic Fair Trade Coffee