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The Resource Where the wild coffee grows : the untold story of coffee from the cloud forests of Ethiopia to your cup, Jeff Koehler

Where the wild coffee grows : the untold story of coffee from the cloud forests of Ethiopia to your cup, Jeff Koehler

Label
Where the wild coffee grows : the untold story of coffee from the cloud forests of Ethiopia to your cup
Title
Where the wild coffee grows
Title remainder
the untold story of coffee from the cloud forests of Ethiopia to your cup
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Koehler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Coffee is one of the largest and most valuable commodities in the world. This is the story of its origins, its history, and the threat to its future, by the IACP Award-winning author of Darjeeling. Located between the Great Rift Valley and the Nile, the cloud forests in southwestern Ethiopia are the original home of Arabica, the most prevalent and superior of the two main species of coffee being cultivated today. Virtually unknown to European explorers, the Kafa region was essentially off-limits to foreigners well into the twentieth century, which allowed the world's original coffee culture to develop in virtual isolation in the forests where the Kafa people continue to forage for wild coffee berries. Deftly blending in the long, fascinating history of our favorite drink, award-winning author Jeff Koehler takes readers from these forest beginnings along the spectacular journey of its spread around the globe. With cafés on virtually every corner of every town in the world, coffee has never been so popular--nor tasted so good. Yet diseases and climate change are battering production in Latin America, where 85 percent of Arabica grows. As the industry tries to safeguard the species' future, breeders are returning to the original coffee forests, which are under threat and swiftly shrinking. "The forests around Kafa are not important just because they are the origin of a drink that means so much to so many," writes Koehler. "They are important because deep in their shady understory lies a key to saving the faltering coffee industry. They hold not just the past but also the future of coffee.""--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Koehler, Jeff
Dewey number
338.1/7373
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
SB269
LC item number
.K64 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coffee
  • Coffee industry
  • Ethiopia
  • COOKING
  • HISTORY
  • Civilization
  • Coffee
  • Coffee industry
  • Ethiopia
Label
Where the wild coffee grows : the untold story of coffee from the cloud forests of Ethiopia to your cup, Jeff Koehler
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Coffee is our bread -- Part one: In the forest -- Sown by the birds -- Island Ethiopia -- The kingdom of Kafa -- The last king of Kafa -- Origins -- Gift for king and country -- Part two: Out of the forest -- Coffee aethiopica -- City of saints -- Out of Arabia -- Beyond waves -- La roya -- Impoverished -- Part three: Back into the forest -- Collecting -- Ex situ -- Geisha -- A matter of degrees -- In situ -- Sacrifices
Control code
1002043786
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 268 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632865090
Lccn
2017000709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1002043786
Label
Where the wild coffee grows : the untold story of coffee from the cloud forests of Ethiopia to your cup, Jeff Koehler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Coffee is our bread -- Part one: In the forest -- Sown by the birds -- Island Ethiopia -- The kingdom of Kafa -- The last king of Kafa -- Origins -- Gift for king and country -- Part two: Out of the forest -- Coffee aethiopica -- City of saints -- Out of Arabia -- Beyond waves -- La roya -- Impoverished -- Part three: Back into the forest -- Collecting -- Ex situ -- Geisha -- A matter of degrees -- In situ -- Sacrifices
Control code
1002043786
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 268 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632865090
Lccn
2017000709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1002043786

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