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

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  • In this captivating book, Stewart Lee Allen treks three-quarters of the way around the world on a caffeinated quest to answer these profound questions: Did the advent of coffee give birth to an enlightened western civilization? Is coffee, indeed, the substance that drives history? From the cliffhanging villages of Southern Yemen, where coffee beans were first cultivated eight hundred years ago, to a cavernous coffeehouse in Calcutta, the drinking spot for two of India’s three Nobel Prize winners . . . from Parisian salons and cafés where the French Revolution was born, to the roadside diners and chain restaurants of the good ol’ U.S.A., where something resembling brown water passes for coffee, Allen wittily proves that the world was wired long before the Internet. And those who deny the power of coffee (namely tea-drinkers) do so at their own peril.
  • Author:
    Stewart Lee Allen
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    641.3373
    EAN:
    9780345441492
    ISBN:
    0345441494
    Label:
    Ballantine Books
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $14.95
    Manufacturer:
    Ballantine Books
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    240
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2003-03-04
    Publisher:
    Ballantine Books
    Studio:
    Ballantine Books
    Title:
    The Devil's Cup: A History of the World According to Coffee
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    Release Date:
    2003-03-04

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