Thorndike Press

Coffeeland: One Man's Dark Empire and the Making of Our Favorite Drug

  • Augustine Sedgewick
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  • ISBN-10: 1432880942
  • ISBN-13: 9781432880941
  • DDC: 338.4
  • Shipping Weight: 1.90 lbs ( .86 kgs)
  • 750 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released October 2020

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Coffee is an indispensable part of daily life for billions of people around the world — one of the most valuable commodities in the history of global capitalism, the leading source of the world’s most popular drug, and perhaps the most widespread word on the planet. Augustine Sedgewick’s Coffeeland tells the hidden and surprising story of how this came to be, tracing coffee’s five-hundred-year transformation from a mysterious Muslim ritual into an everyday necessity. Sedgewick reveals how coffee bred vast wealth and hard poverty, at once connecting and dividing the modern world.