Coffee by H Jacob
The Epic of a Commodity

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This book follows coffee's trail around the world, from London to Brazil, telling in intriguing detail and curious anecdote the singular history of the legendary bean, from its beginnings a millenium ago, up to the 20th century.
 

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Published March 10, 2015 by Skyhorse Publishing. 320 pages
Genres: Cooking, History, Science & Math, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Let the skeptics who value dramatic art over show business be assured that Mr. Pacino, in "Chinese Coffee" -- "Salome" had not opened for review at press time -- is giving a performance, not making a personal appearance.

Dec 19 1993 | Read Full Review of Coffee: The Epic of a Commodity

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However, this is much more important as a glimpse of attitudes toward coffee in the '30s than as a general history: there is a heavier emphasis on Brazil than now seems appropriate, obviously no mention of developments of the past 65 years and some of Jacob's observations seem astonishingly naive...

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Los Angeles Times

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Harry, tired of being poor and afraid of getting old, awaits Jacob's opinion of his novel about their lives.

Jul 01 1992 | Read Full Review of Coffee: The Epic of a Commodity

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