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“Whenever there is chaos and disorganization,” Saks observed, “that is the time to make money.”
Mark Pendergrast, Uncommon Grounds: The History Of Coffee And How It Transformed Our World
“Considerable self-confidence was an understatement. People knew when he entered a room… He tipped the boat. You had to scramble to keep your equilibrium.”
Mark Pendergrast, Inside the Outbreaks: The Elite Medical Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service
“The “coffee break”—as a phrase and concept—was invented in 1952 by the Pan American Coffee Bureau. It quickly became a part of the language, as”
Mark Pendergrast, Uncommon Grounds: The History Of Coffee And How It Transformed Our World
“When caffeine gets to the receptors first, however, it doesn’t let adenosine do its job. Caffeine doesn’t actively keep us awake—it just blocks the natural mental brake.”
Mark Pendergrast, Uncommon Grounds: The History Of Coffee And How It Transformed Our World
“Caffeine has a paradoxical effect on hyperactive children with attention-deficit disorder:”
Mark Pendergrast, Uncommon Grounds: The History Of Coffee And How It Transformed Our World
“I am somewhat skeptical about these findings.”
Mark Pendergrast, Uncommon Grounds: The History Of Coffee And How It Transformed Our World
“A few Sharps carbines were designed to hold a coffee mill in the butt stock of the gun, so that the soldier could always carry his grinder with him.”
Mark Pendergrast, Uncommon Grounds: The History Of Coffee And How It Transformed Our World
“A 1950 survey of 4,300 television owners showed that TV had a “far stronger effect on food sales than any other commodity.”
Mark Pendergrast, Uncommon Grounds: The History Of Coffee And How It Transformed Our World
“By the end of the nineteenth century, the United States would consume nearly half of the world’s coffee.”
Mark Pendergrast, Uncommon Grounds: The History Of Coffee And How It Transformed Our World
“In 1938, after eight years of experimentation, Nestlé launched Nescafé,”
Mark Pendergrast, Uncommon Grounds: The History Of Coffee And How It Transformed Our World
“Let the not-quite-boiling water remain in contact with the ground coffee at the proper ratio—two tablespoons of coffee per six ounces of water—for four or five minutes. Pour the filtered coffee into your cup.”
Mark Pendergrast, Uncommon Grounds: The History Of Coffee And How It Transformed Our World


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Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World Uncommon Grounds
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Inside the Outbreaks: The Elite Medical Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service Inside the Outbreaks
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City on the Verge: Atlanta and the Fight for America's Urban Future City on the Verge
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