The Baltimore Sun
"Informed and argumentative. . . . Drawing on sources ranging from Molière and beatnik cartoonists to the Food and Agriculture Organization, the authors describe the beverage’s long and colorful rise to ubiquity."
"Packed with an interesting punch . . . a fun little item."
"Good to the last sentence."
From the Author
You'll find that our book is chock full of information about coffee's history, international trade, consumption trends, growth of the specialty coffee industry, and the blossoming of the organic and fair trade coffee movements--and it's filled with fun illustrations, photos, maps, graphs, and a few cartoons to boot. We think you'll find it really gratifying to learn about the products you use, and to learn about them in such an accessible and fun book. We also think that this book, together with a nice pound of delicious coffee beans, would make a darling gift for all those coffee fans out there (doesn't everyone in the world know a coffee fanatic?)
Since we're madly in love with coffee, we had a great time doing the research and know that you'll have a great time drinking it up!
Our favorite coffee? We like maximum flavor and minimum impact--so we dig fairly traded organic coffees.
Nina Luttinger and Gregory Dicum