Where the Wild Coffee Grows: The Untold Story of Coffee from the Cloud Forests of Ethiopia to Your Cup Hardcover – 18 December 2017

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Where the Wild Coffee Grows: The Untold Story of Coffee from the Cloud Forests of Ethiopia to Your Cup Hardcover – 18 December 2017

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"Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Bloomsbury India (18 December 2017) Language: English ISBN-10: 9386950901 ISBN-13: 978-9386950901 Package Dimensions: 24.4 x 16.1 x 3.2 cm"

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"Review Koehler's re-creation of this lost realm--the Eden of the misnamed CoffeaAbrabica--is enchanting and tragic. His depiction of its disappearance is almost Tolkienesque . . . Koehler weaves an absorbing narrative of politics, ecology and economics. (The New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice) Jeff Koehler dives deep and ranges widely as he pursues an understanding of the origins of coffee, how it spread around the world from the Horn of Africa, and what lies ahead in an era of climate change and coffee rust. It reads like an engaging multimystery detective novel . . . [We] gain a rich appreciation of the bean that so many depend on every day. (Wall Street Journal) A deep dive into the fascinating history of coffee that meanders from the once-isolated, deep forests of Ethiopia's Kafa region to the warm embrace of your local bodega. Coffee'' path to world domination is anything but straightforward and this story might be unwieldy in the hands of a lesser talent, but Koehler is more than up to the task. A must-read for coffee enthusiasts. (Smithsonian, ""The Ten Best Books About Food of 2017"") A wide-ranging natural history [that] illuminates the pleasures and the plight of wild coffee. (Science) Blearily sipping a morning espresso? Jeff Koehler's scientific and anthropological chronicle will lend context to your cup. (Nature, ""Five of the Week’s Best Science Picks"") Fascinating . . . Readers will walk away with a better understanding of how a local crop transformed to an essential global commodity. (Real Simple, ""The Best New Books to Read This Month"") There's a lot more that's interesting about coffee than simply its caffeine kick . . . Jeff Koehler details the history of the beloved beverage and the impact that it has had on people all around the world. You'll see why this matters as he discusses the future of coffee and the threats we should be fighting. (Bustle, ""The 13 Best New Nonfiction Books of November 2017"") An informative, lively history . . . [by] a consistently agile writer . . . Both an informative work for general readers and a page-turning seminar for would-be writers of narrative nonfiction. (Kirkus Reviews) Koehler nicely captures the natural beauty and mystery of the birthplace of Arabica coffee . . . A wonderfully informative book about a bean on which many people rely. (Publishers Weekly) Tracing the origin of Coffea arabica is anything but straightforward, but Koehler confidently leads readers along that winding path, taking relevant detours to reveal the bean's rich history, dedicated stewards, rise to fame, and precarious future . . . Koehler closes his flavorful history on a hopeful note, ultimately transforming this seemingly pedestrian bean into something much more magical. (Booklist) Book Description ""Enchanting . . . An absorbing narrative of politics, ecology, and economics.""--New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice) About the Author Jeff Koehler is the author of Darjeeling: The Colorful History and Precarious Fate of the World's Greatest Tea, winner of an International Association of Culinary Professionals Award and a Gourmand Award; Spain: Recipes and Traditions; Morocco: A Culinary Journey with Recipes; and La Paella: Deliciously Authentic Rice Dishes from Spain's Mediterranean Coast. His work has appeared in Saveur, Food & Wine, NPR, the Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times, among others. He lives in Barcelona."

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