If Reading's Your Coffee...

If reading's your coffee you'll like nothing more than browsing through the books at Kavanagh's Mews. A favourite for coffee fiends is The Devil's Cup... a book that charts the history and social impact of coffee. In this hardback travelogue Stewart Allen takes you on a captivating, offbeat coffee trail.

You'll sense and feel the cliff hanging coffeehouses of Yemen where coffee beans were first cultivated 800 years ago. You'll capture the buzz of the coffee caverns of Calcutta which nobel peace prize winners frequented. You'll enter the Parisian cafe salons which served the underbelly of revolutionary France and of course you'll get to trace coffee's introduction to the USA. You'll see the American citizen's firm rejection of tea and visit the roadside diners that imported canned coffee well before the first Italian roasted beans arrived to America's very first Starbucks in Seattle.

The Devil's Cup is as Malcolm Gluck puts it ..."A book as stimulating as the beverage it celebrates".  

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