Uncommon Grounds

The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World

Recommended by Tim Kaine, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #1 in Coffee, Ranked #46 in Restaurantsee more rankings.

Uncommon Grounds tells the story of coffee from its discovery on a hill in Abyssinia to its role in intrigue in the American colonies to its rise as a national consumer product in the twentieth century and its rediscovery with the advent of Starbucks at the end of the century. A panoramic epic, Uncommon Grounds uses coffee production, trade, and consumption as a window through which to view broad historical themes: the clash and blending of cultures, the rise of marketing and the national brand, assembly line mass production, and urbanization. Coffeehouses have provided... more

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