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Uncommon Grounds by Mark Pendergrast
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Dec 08, 2008

it was amazing
Recommended for: fiends
Read in June, 2005

I didn't expect a book about the history of a commodity to be so interesting. This book is full of neat anecdotes of capitalist intrigue and lots of little nuggets about the history of coffee. Did you know before we had a decent way to filter coffee, people used to put eggs and fish in it? To "clarify" it, supposedly. That's pretty crazy.

Also gives a number of tips on making good coffee. Required reading for any addict.

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