This classic follows coffee's journey around the world, from London to Brazil, telling in fascinating detail and amusing anecdotes the singular history of the legendary commodity - from the discovery that chewing on the beans were keeping goats awake in Yemen to the author's own experiences with the bean in 1935.
Referred to as a "documentary novel" back to coffee's inception, H. E. Jacobs pioneered the concept of creative nonfiction. This narrative style combines the reality of nonfiction with the epic presentation and prose of fiction. This genre has exploded into popularity and remains so today. Coffee tells the story of this popular beverage in short, fun-to-hear essays that will entertain anyone who enjoys a good, strong cup of coffee.
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By Sandra on 18-06-16
Interesting but not really informative.
The story of coffee was mildly entertaining. It was a good way to pass the time while traveling.
The performance of the book was okay. The lack of translation of some of the non-English phrases was annoying and distracted me from the flow of the book. The reader also mispronounced a number of words, most glaringly substituting "epic" for "epoch."
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By joan on 10-06-17
It amazes me that someone can take such an inherently fascinating story (coffee through the ages) and come out with something so dull! I guess this book proves that it's possible.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful