Black Gold: The Dark History of Coffee


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The extraordinary tale of the wildfire spread of a drink which is embedded in our history and our daily cultural life - and which provides a compelling allegory for corporate greed, mercantile ruthlessness and global expansion.Arguably the most valuable legally traded commodity in the world after oil, coffee's dark five-hundred year history links alchemy and anthropology, poetry and politics, and science and slavery. Revolutions have been hatched in coffee houses, secret socities and commercial alliances formed, and ...

Black Gold: The Dark History of Coffee 2005, HarperPerennial, London

ISBN-13: 9781841156569

Mass-market paperback