In his riveting new book, A Short History of Coffee, Gordon Kerr investigates the fascinating history behind the global obsession with coffee, from its Ethiopian origins, the legends, myths, geographical locations and somewhat eccentric characters that have helped make it the staple that it is today.
Proliferating in high streets, towns and cities across Europe, coffee has become increasingly popular in recent years, and has succeeded in creating new and exciting hubs of commerce, news and debate, where deals could be done and revolution could be incited. Yet, despite coffee’s very modern role, its origins stretch back to the days of intrepid travellers and merchants, who told tales of this new and exotic beverage that uplifted and enlivened the drinker.
Following the growth in popularity through to the 21st century explosion of coffee shop culture, A Short History of Coffee lifts the Vegware lid on both the business of coffee, as well as the pleasures that it brings its drinkers. Gordon Kerr masterfully balances an exploration of the history of this iconic beverage, whilst also delving into the frothy brew of business, politics, and money that accompanies it.
I am not a big fan of Coffee but found this story interesting. The author Gordon has done a cracking job on this factual story, there are facts on every page. When you make your cup of coffee in the morning, how many people actually think about where your coffee has come from. We go from the early history of coffee to methods used to make the coffee. It was a really interesting read and one where I think I might give coffee a try. This book is well researched and you can see how much the author has put his effort into writing this book.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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