One Man's Dark Empire and the Making of Our Favorite Drug

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The epic story of the rise of coffee in the Americas, and how it connected and divided the modern world

Coffee is an indispensable part of daily life for billions of people around the world--one of the most valuable commodities in the history of the global economy, the leading source of the world's most popular drug, and perhaps the most widespread word on the planet. Augustine Sedgewick's Coffeeland tells the hidden and surprising story of how this came to be, tracing coffee's four-hundred-year transformation from a mysterious Ottoman ritual to an everyday necessity...

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