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Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

    Well-ground Information

    I now enjoy my coffee with a higher degree of appreciation for the impact that those beans have had on our world. The book is addictive to those of us who collect factoids for conversational purposes and sheer intellectual entertainment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2000

    Kept Me Awake

    Like The Prize by Daniel Yergin and The Emperors of Chocolate by Joel Brenner, Uncommon Grounds is readable history of a large industry. It explains some deep mysteries. Why do one pound coffee cans contain only 13 ounces of coffee? Why is there a brand called Chock Full o' Nuts that has no nuts in it? I found it interesting that Congress always seems to find low coffee prices to be an act of nature while high coffee prices are the result of a conspiracy. After reading the book I bought a 13 ounce pound of ground at the store Eight O'Clock whole bean coffee. I won't go back to canned.

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