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Coffeeland: One Man's Dark Empire and the Making of Our Favorite Drug | Augustine Sedgewick
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The epic story of how coffee connected and divided the modern world Coffee is an indispensable part of daily life for billions of people around the world--one of the most valuable commodities in the history of global capitalism, the leading source of the world's most popular drug, and perhaps the most widespread word on the planet. Augustine Sedgewick's Coffeeland tells the hidden and surprising story of how this came to be, tracing coffee's five-hundred-year transformation from a mysterious Muslim ritual into an everyday necessity. This story is one that few coffee drinkers know. It centers on the volcanic highlands of El Salvador, where James Hill, born in the slums of Manchester, England, founded one of the world's great coffee dynasties at the turn of the twentieth century. Adapting the innovations of the Industrial Revolution to plantation agriculture, Hill helped to turn El Salvador into perhaps the most intensive monoculture in modern history, a place of extraordinary productivity, inequality, and violence. Following coffee from Hill family plantations into supermarkets, kitchens, and workplaces across the United States, and finally into today's ubiquitous cafs, Sedgewick reveals how coffee bred vast wealth and hard poverty, at once connecting and dividing the modern world. In the process, both El Salvador and the United States earned the nickname "Coffeeland," but for starkly different reasons, and with consequences that reach into the present. This extraordinary history of coffee opens up a new perspective on how the globalized world works, ultimately provoking a reconsideration of what it means to be connected to faraway people and places through the familiar things that make up our day-to-day lives.
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catiewithac
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@CoffeeNBooks Thank you for the best birthday gift!! 🥳 This coffee looks really delicious!!! Medium roasts are my favorite ☕️ I‘m enjoying the tagged book from you, too! It‘s an excellent read with exciting history, philosophy and political/economic intrigue. #LitsyLove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎁📚💗 2d
Bookwormjillk Happy birthday 🎂🎁🎈🎊🎉 2d
Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎉🎁🎈🎂🎊🥳📖 2d
CoffeeNBooks I hope you enjoy the coffee! ☕️ 2d
MaureenMc Happy birthday! 🎈 2d
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Mommamanzi
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#coffeebeanbookclub members (and potential members) who‘s ready for the next round?!

BethM So in! And I agree- were an amazing group of humans and thankfully friends! 4w
Kshakal Count me in!! I love this group and it is always a bright spot in my month!! 4w
Chrissyreadit YES!!!!!!🙌❤️🙌❤️🙌❤️ 4w
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Chrissyreadit Sent my email! Cause I‘m super excited ❤️❤️❤️ 4w
BookwormAHN Email sent 🤎 4w
Mommamanzi @Chrissyreadit @Kshakal @BookwormAHN and @BethM I know there are a couple more in our group, my brain is broken for the day plus I am trapped under a 5 year old‘s huge sleeping head…. Can one of y‘all recall who I am missing from this round? Thank you!! 4w
MommyOfTwo Are we good to go if we were in last round or do you still want me to email you? 4w
Avanders ♥️♥️♥️ I‘m in! 4w
Gissy I will like to know what this is about to see if I can participate.🤗 4w
Callemarie YASSSSSSSS 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 4w
MaleficentBookDragon I have to miss this round. 😥
This is such a great group and I am very grateful for the people I've met through it.
Have fun! I can't wait to see what cozies you all read this year.
Keep me in mind for next year if you have any dropouts.
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ElizaMarie I am so in!!! 4w
Chrissyreadit @Gissy 😘😘😘🥳🥳🥳 it‘s so fun ! We each pick a cozy, and send it to the next person each month. And a coffee. Some people send extras, some book and coffee. And a journal to write our thoughts in that months book- so the original sender can see what everyone thought of their book. 4w
Gissy @Chrissyreadit Sounds so interesting!! I will like to join the club! ☕️📖📚 4w
Chrissyreadit @Gissy WooHoo! Send Nicole an email so she has your information 🎉🥳 4w
Pogue Unfortunately we have some serious expenses coming up this year and I will be unable to participate this year. If it works for next year I would like to participate if possible. 4w
SamHeartCoffee You guys are all amazing! Have a really fun year and I will miss you dearly! Thanks for tagging me @BookwormAHN !! 😘 3w
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catiewithac
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@CoffeeNBooks Thank you for the surprise book for Christmas! I started reading the prologue, and, WOW this book is perfect for me! Of course, I‘m enjoying it with a fresh pot of coffee. Merry Christmas, friend! #litsylove ☕️

Crazeedi Hmm since I've been called a coffee snob, I may have to read this!😉 1mo
catiewithac @Crazeedi Yes!!! ☕️ 1mo
CoffeeNBooks I'm glad it got there! It sounds like a really interesting book!! ☕ 1mo
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SusanLee
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Eggs French press coffee mmmmm☕️🍫🧁 1mo
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Kshakal
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This is what is going to get me through my 6 hour class today!! #teachersoflitsy

Aims42 Yum!! All the Caribou‘s closed up around us a few years ago (I‘m outside Chicago), I miss them sooo much! Their campfire mocha was my favorite!! ☕️😍 2mo
Sparklemn They usually have a spicy mocha around Christmas. Can't wait!
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Kshakal @Sparklemn it was on the menu… I debated between that and the ho ho mint mocha! 2mo
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Kshakal
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Decided to go to a coffee shop to get some homework done!

Aims42 Yum! That looks delicious, I can practically smell it 🤤🤤🤤 Enjoy!! 3mo
peaknit Sounds perfect! 3mo
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BethM
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@SamHeartCoffee you‘re always so thoughtful thank you! @Kshakal I have your book and another- I‘ll message you the name! #cbbc #coffeebeanbookclub

Kshakal @BethM sounds great!! 3mo
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Kshakal
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Getting into some trouble before we leave door county!! #doorcountycoffee

LauraBrook I‘m drinking their coffee right now! ☕️❤️ 3mo
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aperfectmjk
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Doing some cleaning and audiobooking for #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter.

Shout out to this morning's coffee for getting me going! Highly recommend for you caramel apple lovers. It's like a mix between apple cider and coffee. It's pretty amazing.

tpixie Wow! Thx! 🍎 ☕️ (edited) 4mo
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aperfectmjk
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Too early? 🤷‍♀️

Hello fellow littens. Sorry I have been M.I.A. it's been a hectic week. We've been in the middle of refinancing our home, doing home repairs, getting an appraisal, all while trying to take care of a new kitten. Oh, and we got a new bed this week, which is heavenly, but it's been a lot of work. Who knew.

Anyway, a lot of updated posts should be happening today. Enjoy your Sunday!

Ruthiella Hope things are calmer for you next week! ☺️ 4mo
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Bamazin
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A fun birthday surprise! I‘m so ready to set up my Halloween decor

night_shift Same! What a cute cup 😂 5mo
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BethM
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@SamHeartCoffee thank you! #cbbc #coffeebeanbookclub

Update: this week was one of the worst in a long time. Lots of politics, drama, and heartbreak. Hubs flew home for two days to fly back out to TN again tomorrow. Working hard on not licking my wounds from the week and just focusing on what/who matters. Like you all and books!

thanks for the smile Sam!

Bookwormjillk I hope things are better next week! 5mo
Avanders Oh I‘m so sorry things have been so hard 😞 That sounds brutal. We‘re here for you 🙏🏽♥️ 5mo
Jas16 Sending love and support. I hate that you have had such a rough week and really hope things improve quickly. 5mo
BethM @Bookwormjillk @Avanders @Jas16 thank you so much ladies ❤️ 5mo
SamHeartCoffee Oh my gosh, so much to deal with! Here are some good vibes your way and I am glad you like your little presents. 😊❤️😘 5mo
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Mommamanzi
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@Kshakal I‘m pretty sure the cold brew candy is made up of some addictive drug. I can‘t stop eating them. Thank you so much for such an awesome package! This months book has been on my tbr for a while so I am so excited to read it! #coffeebeanbookclub

BethM @Kshakal where did you find the candy? 6mo
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Pogue
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Look what came today my #CBBC books! Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for all the goodies. That yarn is so soft and I love Bones! The other coffee smells so good.

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Callemarie
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BethM
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@Kshakal I mailed your #cbbc today!

Kshakal @BethM can‘t wait! 7mo
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BethM
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3/4 days this week are in the office so I‘ve been a little busy and posting late. @SamHeartCoffee thank you so much for this lovely package! You know you‘re old when new chip clips are exciting 🤣 seriously though- very cool !

SamHeartCoffee Yay!! So glad! You‘re welcome. 😀 7mo
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Lauram
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I usually have something to drink while I read! In the morning, I typically drink coffee. When I read in the afternoon or evening, it‘s usually something on ice- seltzer water, herbal tea, or water. #QOTD

kathytrithardt I love sitting down with a book and coffee (although as I get older, my stomach doesn't enjoy coffee quite as well). 7mo
Ahw06 Yes! I have to have a drink, either tea, some sort of juice/ seltzer or water. I like to grab an easy to eat snack too! 7mo
kathytrithardt @Ahw06 I need a snack in the afternoon when reading if my body is contemplating a nap instead if letting me continue the story. 7mo
Ahw06 @kathytrithardt yes, I use them to keep me alert too. Usually in the evening though 😊 7mo
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BethM
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@SamHeartCoffee this is perfection thank you so much! #cbbc #coffeebeanbookclub

MySharonaK Amazing! 💙 9mo
Mommamanzi I love this so much! 9mo
SamHeartCoffee So glad you like it! They were calling out your name! 9mo
Avanders ♥️♥️ 9mo
BethM @SamHeartCoffee I love it so much!! Life has been nonstop stressful lately so it‘s like a giant hug! 9mo
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Prairiegirl_reading
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#thirstythursday @mandarchy
Coffee is life. I am one of those people, I can‘t go without it. Always dark roast and black, hardcore!
Then when it‘s wine time it‘s red wine 95% of the time. The occasional craft beer, never hard stuff.
Trying to drink water in between.
Consider yourself tagged if you‘ve gotten this far 😄

Come-read-with-me This is hilarious! 9mo
Prairiegirl_reading @Come-read-with-me 🤣🤣 9mo
mandarchy This is me to a tea! When I was a kid I drank so much coke and now I'm paying the dental bills. Black coffee and water until o'drinkthirty. 9mo
Prairiegirl_reading @mandarchy absolutely me!! 👍🏼 9mo
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AJBowers
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Good morning 💕☕📚

Gissy Good morning! ☕️ 📚 9mo
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Oblomov26
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Pickpick

Hands up who is a coffee addict. Yep I am as guilty as the next guy which for me makes this comic even more fascinating. Ostensibly he history of a English family who moves to El Salvador and becomes the foundation of the coffee industry, but on a deeper level a history of coffee from its origin to its progression to the status of mono culture in many of the countries whose economies are now intrinsically linked with its ongoing production.

Amiable I personally hate coffee (I'm a tea drinker) but I have a friend who is a coffee addict. This book sounds right up his alley! Thanks for the heads up! 10mo
TheSpineView 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️ 10mo
Traci1 👋 my coffee is always the best part of my day. 10mo
Chili 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️☕️☕️☕️ 10mo
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ElizaMarie
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Didn‘t get to take a pic of the package but I sent your #CBBC package sooner than I had anticipated (sorry not too many goodies — I was worried I‘d lose track of time with my mom coming into town) #CBBC
#coffeebeanbookclub
@Mommamanzi
@MaleficentBookDragon

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nitalibrarian
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I'm just getting to this week's cataloging today. It's a small batch.