Praise for Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It
Transformed Our World: "With wit and humor, Pendergrast has served
up a rich blend of anecdote, character study, market analysis, and
"A focused and juicy history of our last legal and socially acceptable drug...Pendergrast's fast-paced narrative reads more like a novel."
"Pendergrast's broad vision, meticulous research, and colloquial delivery combine aromatically."
"Pendergrast's account satisfies...[he] unearths coffee-based trade wars, health reports and cafe cultures, bringing to light amusing treasures along the way."