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Antony Wild

Autor/a de Coffee: A Dark History

14 obres 375 Membres 7 Ressenyes

Sobre l'autor

Antony Wild is the author of The East India Company and Remains of the Raj and is widely credited with having introduced specialty coffees into the UK
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Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
1955-02-17
Gènere
male

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Ressenyes

Excerpt from my review at my blog, The Itinerant Librarian:

"Coffee is one of my favorite topics. I enjoy the drink, and I like reading about the lore and history around it, so I thought this would be a good book on the topic. It was not to be."

Visit my blog to read the rest. Link: http://itinerantlibrarian.blogspot.com/2013/04/booknote-coffee-dark-history.html… (més)
 
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bloodravenlib | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Aug 17, 2020 |
Witty a.nd well-informed. almost a complete history of world history viewed from the bottom of a coffee cup.Leitmotiv is St Helena ( which has great coffee but it never caught on) and Napoleon who was a crab and miserable bungler. Wild is a former coffee trader turned filial historian so he has all the facts in his apron pocket and well able to overturn some myths. The book loses a bit of momentum when coming to modern times: the case histories of exploitation (Latin America especially) make rather heavy reading after the more anecdotal style of the first part.

some good turns of phrase:
" the only thing instant coffee has in common with real coffee is that both bear the same name"
An espresso machine is the best way of making a good coffee, but not a good way of making the best coffee" Not quite clear what is the way for best coffee but i think it's still the cafetière. Surprisingly in the after-notes he says he normally drinks just a "decent supermarket Guatemalan". Coffee is packed with marketing spin and illusions. Freshness really matters, at every stage.
… (més)
 
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vguy | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Nov 28, 2016 |
Indeholder "The East India Company", "The Story of Tea", "How Tea is Produced", "Varieties of Tea", "Flavoured and Scented Teas", "Best of the Brews", "Index".

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bnielsen | Nov 16, 2013 |

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Obres
14
Membres
375
Popularitat
#64,333
Valoració
½ 3.3
Ressenyes
7
ISBN
24
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1

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