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Paperback 2018-11-13 $16.00 240
Kindle Edition 2003-07-01 231
Hardcover (0) 2003-07-01 $25.00 231
Paperback (Reprint) 2003-03-01 $16.00 240
Paperback (Main) 2001-06-18 240
Hardcover (1st) 2000-08-22 $55.01 231
Paperback 1999 232
Paperback 1999
Hardcover 1782
Paperback 1747
Paperback 1672
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The Devil's Cup: Coffee, the Driving Force in History

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Published by Canongate Books Ltd on 2001-06-18
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FAMILY and RELATIONSHIPS, HEALTH and FITNESS, COOKING, HISTORY, HOUSE and HOME, CRAFTS and HOBBIES


Can you handle mornings without a brew? No? Multiply that. Imagine an entire population under a cloud of lethargy, unable to kick start their days. Now introduce coffee. Bingo. The brain moves into over-drive and it's time for empire building. So goes Stewart Lee Allen's crazy theory. Only thing is, after retracing coffee's journey to world domination - by train, rickshaw, cargo freighter and donkey - he has plenty of evidence to back it up. Stewart Lee Allen has filtered out the richest beans from coffee's hot and frothy history . . . serving up a steamy, high-energy brew that will stimulate you more than a triple-strength espresso.
(Paperback (Main), 2001-06-18)


ASIN: 1841951439
ISBN: 9781841951430
EAN: 9781841951430

ACTIVITY FROM AROUND THE WEB
Chef-turned-journalist Allen’s debut book is a thoroughly entertaining, absorbing, and often hilarious jaunt through the history and geography of coffee. Allen retraces the spread of coffee, searching the globe for its historical and cultural significance. He begins in Harrar, Ethiopia, where coffee is profoundly embedded in tribal religious practices and local legends. Allen’s method of research is delightfully seat-of-the- pants. When he hears of a religious ceremony in Harrar in which serving coffee is a sacred ritual, he bribes his way inside. Next he follows the dissemination of ...

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