Where the Wild Coffee Grows : The Untold Story of Coffee from the Cloud Forests of Ethiopia to Your Cup

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Where the Wild Coffee Grows : The Untold Story of Coffee from the Cloud Forests of Ethiopia to Your Cup / Jeff Koehler.
Author
Koehler, Jeff,
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New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2017.
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1 online resource (288 pages).
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  • 9781632865113
  • 1632865114
Author
Koehler, Jeff, author.
Title
Where the Wild Coffee Grows : The Untold Story of Coffee from the Cloud Forests of Ethiopia to Your Cup / Jeff Koehler.
Publisher
New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2017.
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text
Type of Medium
computer
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online resource
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Owing to Legal Deposit regulations this resource may only be accessed from within National Library of Scotland. For more information contact enquiries@nls.uk. StEdNL
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 cafA's 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."
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