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Coffee: A Dark History

By Antony Wild

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Coffee trader and historian Antony Wild delivers a rollicking history of the most valuable legally traded commodity in the world after oil—and an industry that employs one hundred million people throughout the world.

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Coffee: The Bean of My Existence

By Rosanne Daryl Thomas

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Celebrating the joys and dangers of loving coffee, a journey through words and pictures traverses the seven rings of coffee addiction with a desperate coffee and cartoon addict who tells the story of his consuming passion.

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Dr. Johnson's London: Coffee-houses and Climbing Boys, Medicine, Toothpaste and Gin, Poverty and Press-gangs, Freakshows and Female Education

By Liza Picard

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Coffee shops have been used as gathering places for a long time. During their mid-eighteenth century incarnation, they served as a meeting place for middle class up and comers and political radicals.

As might be surmised from the title, Dr. Johnson's London gives glimpses into the various sights, smells, and practical matters of life in long ago London for criminals, the poor, the middle class, high society and royalty. The author draws largely from original sources.

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Espresso! Starting and Running Your Own Coffee Specialty Business

By Joe Monaghan

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Would you like to make money at a coffee shop rather than just spend it? Learn how to start your own shop for as little as $15,000. Tips and tricks for finding a location, getting financing, locating suppliers, and more.

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I Love Coffee! Over 100 Easy and Delicious Coffee Drinks

By Susan Zimmer

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"...brimful with a wealth of coffee understanding from the 'ground' up, from bean to cup, including international coffees and brewing techniques best suited to a variety of preferences, all topped off with plenty of problem-solving tips and delectable full-color photographs."

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On What Grounds

By Cleo Coyle

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Something light for your latte: "Clare Cosi used to manage the historic Village Blend coffeehouse, and now, after ten years and a little friendly cajoling, she's back to the grind. Clare is thrilled to return to work, until she discovers the assistant manager unconscious in the back of the store, coffee grounds strewn everywhere. The police deem it an accident. But Clare can't get some things out of her mind. Is she in danger? And, are all detectives this handsome?"
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Pour Your Heart into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time

By Howard Schultz

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The chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Starbucks tells how he and his team built a small Seattle company into a nationwide business phenomenon through such anti-corporate principles as community-mindedness and employee-ownership. (1997)

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Sex, Murder, and a Double Latte

By Kyra Davis

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When a mystery writer cries bloody murder, everyone blames her overactive imagination . . .

"Thriller scribe Sophie Katz is as hard-boiled as a woman who drinks Grande Caramel Brownie Frappuccinos can be -- maybe it's from a lifetime of fielding dumb comments about her half-black, half-Jewish ethnicity. ('My sister married a Polynesian! I just love your culture!') So Sophie knows it's not paranoia, or post-divorce, living-alone-again jitters, when she becomes convinced that a crazed reader is sneaking into her apartment to reenact scenes from her books. The police, however, can't tell a good plot from an unmarked grave.

"When a filmmaker friend is brutally murdered in the manner of a death scene in one of his movies, Sophie becomes convinced that a copycat killer is on the loose -- and that she's the next target. If she doesn't solve the mystery, her own bestseller will spell out her doom. Cursing her imagination (why, oh, why did she have to pick the axe?), Sophie engages in some real-life gumshoe tactics. The man who swoops in to save her in dark alleys at night is mysterious new love interest Anatoly Darinsky. Of course, if this were fiction, Anatoly would be her prime suspect . . . "

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Starbucks Passion for Coffee: A Starbucks Coffee Cookbook

By Dave Olsen

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Remember the NPR April Fool's Day broadcast when they promised Starbucks coffee would be piped hot and fresh into every home? In the 10-plus years since this book was written, Starbucks may not have reached that level of saturation, but with outlets in book shops and discount retail chains, it's certainly coming close. In addition to company history, the Starbucks exec provides 30 recipes for excellent sweets to go with remarkable coffee.

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The Coffee Fanatic's Field Guide to Coffee, Coffee Drinks, and Coffeehouses

By Matt Peach

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"In this ultimate coffee guide you will learn to understand and enjoy all the new coffee drinks, navigate coffeehouses like a 1960's hippie , control the calories in your favorite drink, get better results when making coffee at home, maximize the health benefits of coffee and speak coffee jargon like a barista."

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