qUncommon Groundsq tells the story of coffee from its discovery on a hill in ancient Abyssinia to the advent of Starbucks. In this updated edition of the classic work, Mark Pendergrast reviews the dramatic changes in coffee culture over the past decade, from the disastrous ?Coffee CrisisOCO that caused global prices to plummet to the rise of the Fair Trade movement and the ?third-waveOCO of quality-obsessed coffee connoisseurs. As the scope of coffee culture continues to expand, qUncommon Groundsq remains more than ever a brilliantly entertaining guide to the currents of one of the worldOCOs favorite beverages.Specialty Proliferates In the early 1970s specialty coffee roasters and coffeehouses began to appear with increasing frequency in the United States and Canada. ... could learn the fundamentals, including a country-by-country taste assessment, advice on grinders, and brewing instructions. ... Competitors such as Braun, General Electric, Melitta, Norelco, Proctor-Silex, A Scattered Band of Fanatics 283.
|Publisher||:||Basic Books - 2010|