Coffee Talk: The Stimulating Story of the World's Most Popular Brew

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This entertaining yet comprehensive book describes how, in recent times, coffee has become the magnet that draws people together for spirited interchanges of information and ideas. In the intellectual capitals of the world, coffeehouses have been and continue to be the venues where the great minds flock to discuss the latest developments in the arts, sciences, and social philosophies. The author also traces the rich and intriguing history of coffee and even goes on to reveal the best techniques for home brewing. Moreover, he enlivens his narrative with stories of the fine art of the barista, which includes the World Barista Championship where rival barmen from around the globe display the highest artistry of coffee brewing. Lavishly illustrated, this delightful and informative book is the perfect complement for your next coffee break.

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Morton Satin (Rockville, MD) is currently the director of technical and regulatory affairs at the Salt Institute. He recently retired as the director of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s Global Agribusiness Program. A molecular biologist, he is the author of Death in the Pot: The Impact of Food Poisoning on History.

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From its origins thousands of years ago in the Ethiopian highlands, coffee has become the world’s most popular drink. Satin, a coffee lover, molecular biologist, and retired director of the UN’s agribusiness program, offers a delightful look at coffee’s travel across time and continents to its current status. It was favored by Muslim clerics to keep the devout alert in prayer but later banned when coffeehouse customers were inspired to heated political debates. Coffee has been praised and vilified, its health properties debated but its stimulant qualities never denied. Coffee gained popularity in the American colonies after the Boston Tea Party and fueled debates in French coffeehouses frequented by Voltaire and Rousseau. Satin explores the geopolitics of coffee from slave labor on plantations to fair trade issues, as well as the commerce of coffee, including the history of coffeehouses and the rise of Starbucks. Whether coffee lovers or not, readers will love this exploration of the world’s favorite beverage. --Vanessa Bush

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