Coffee

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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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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Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World

By Mark Pendergrast

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From its discovery in ancient Ethiopia to its role as a millennial elixir in the Age of Starbucks, coffee has dominated and molded the economies, politics, and social structures of entire countries. The second most valuable exported legal commodity on earth, it has sparked revolutions, romances, business deals, and friendships. Uncommon Grounds traces the journey of coffee from its origins on tropical mountainsides cultivated by poor laborers to the coffee bars of the United States, Europe, and Japan, where cosmopolitan consumers pay half a day's Third World wages for one good cup.

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

By Stewart Lee Allen

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"Coffee as history's primary instrument and instigator. What is this elixir that fuels our destiny? Stewart Lee Allen's insatiable, unquenchable thirst for the answer carries him across forbidden borders and several continents as he pursues the precious and little-known catalytic effect of the ambrosial brew upon world empires and mankind. He also documents the unconscionable attempts to suppress coffee. With Paris one 'vast caf,' for instance, Napoleon banned coffee, but then was summarily overthrown and exiled. His last request: a cup of St. Helena's best. Likewise, Germany's long anti-coffee campaigns kept java from offering its solace to the lower classes. In 1930 German workers voted Adolf Hitler into power. In America the military tried for fifty years to produce an easily brewed cup for battlefield use, and did. The perfection of instant coffee triggered a 3,000 percent jump in consumption during World War I and stimulated the rise of the United States to world-class power."

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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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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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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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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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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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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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