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Uncommon Grounds by Mark Pendergrast
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Aug 10, 11

Read in August, 2011

This book may end up hooking me on coffee. It's not a fantastic book -- too much broad survey of names and events discussed briefly and forgotten, too little ongoing historical or scientific analysis -- but despite that, the care and energy and richness of coffee as a human endeavor really came through. (As did the misery and poverty of the growers.) Besides lowering my resistance to drinking coffee regularly, I also picked up quite a number of interesting historical factoids, and can't help but approach an afternoon coffee here at the coworking space (brewed in a rather impressive European machine) differently than I did before.
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