The East India Company Book of Coffee

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Coffee and tea are two of the world's most popular beverages, but they are so much a part of daily life that people tend to take them for granted. As with wine, there are everyday, mass-produced coffees and teas, and rare and expensive ones. This guide takes the reader behind the scenes to relate the story and colourful history of coffee - where it comes from, how they are produced, the true origins of famous blends, the many different ways of drinking coffee and the best of the brews. This book should be of interest to both the casual reader and the dedicated gourmet, and inform with unusual anecdotes and illustrations. The East India Company played a vital role in the development of coffee-drinking in Europe and America, and the author's long association with the trade gives the book a unique perspective. It is for anyone interested in coffee, whether they drink it without a thought, or go to the lengths of blending their own coffee beans or buying speciality blends. Anthony Wild is the author of the "East India Book of Tea".

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The mysteries of the world's favourite beverage revealed

Advice on how to choose the best of the brews

Includes coffee recipes from around the world

All you need to know about the origins of 'The Wine of Araby'

The world's most popular beverage has had a rocky ride to its present position of fame and fortune – alternately banned and celebrated, prescribed by physicians and proscribed by priests, the story of coffee is strewn with skulduggery, deception and downright theft. 'The East India Company Book of Coffee' illustrates lavishly its colourful history, as well as providing useful tips on choosing the best coffees, and interesting recipes from all around the world. Full of fascinating anecdotes and little-known facts, this is an invaluable book for anyone who wants to know more about their favourite beans.

Antony Wild has tea and coffee running in his blood; his great-uncle started the famous 'Bettys Tearooms' in his native Yorkshire, and he has gone on to help revitalise the best-known name in the history of tea, the East India Company. Regarded as one of this country's leading experts, he has written and broadcasted widely on tea and coffee, and has visited many of the countries where they are produced. He is a regular contributor to Taste magazine.

About the Author:

Antony Wild, although a native of Yorkshire, has spent much time in the Indian sub-continent, where he acquired a particular passion for Moghul cookery. He is the figure behind the revival of the East India Company and author of ‘The East India Tea Company Book of Tea’ and ‘The East India Company Book of Spices’

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