The Devil's Cup : Coffee, the Driving Force in History, Paperback Book

The Devil's Cup : Coffee, the Driving Force in History Paperback


Can you handle mornings without a brew? No? Multiply that. Imagine an entire population under a cloud of lethargy, unable to kick start their days.

Now introduce coffee. Bingo. The brain moves into over-drive and it's time for empire building.So goes Stewart Lee Allen's crazy theory.

Only thing is, after retracing coffee's journey to world domination - by train, rickshaw, cargo freighter and donkey - he has plenty of evidence to back it up.Stewart Lee Allen has filtered out the richest beans from coffee's hot and frothy history . . . serving up a steamy, high-energy brew that will stimulate you more than a triple-strength espresso.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9781841951430



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