Devil's Cup : Coffee, the Driving by
Stewart Lee Allen. This is one of the most entertaining
and interesting books I have found describing the history
of coffee. It is well written and describes the ancient
history of coffee in excellent detail. Allen traveled
the world, following the same path that coffee traveled
as it spread from Ethiopia. I recommend this book
to anyone who wants to cultivate their understanding of
coffee's influence on history.
Grounds: The History of Coffee by Mark Pendergrast.
An excellent and comprehensive book about the history of
coffee. This book takes a more modern approach than
the Devil's Cup, and reviews the more recent history
Coffee Book: Anatomy of an Industry This book is the
best beginners book about coffee history that I have found.
The facts within are intriguing and fun to read. This
book is less detailed than Uncommon Grounds, but
is easier to read and contains a significant amount of useful