Gone are the days of the simple cup of coffee. Now, you can choose -- lattes, cappuccino or macchiato while filling up at the local coffee bar. But any way you drink it, all coffee started out the same way -- as a bean. Producer Judith Kampfner journeys with the sacred substance from a plantation in Costa Rica to your local Starbucks.
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Farmers of the Golden Bean: Costa Rican Households and the Global Coffee Economy
by: Deborah Sick 1999
A look at how the coffee bean travels from small Costa Rican farms to consumers in the global economy.
Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and how It Transformed Our World
by: Mark Pendergrast 2000
Trace how a cup of joe has affected societies from colonial times to the Starbucks era.
Coffee: A Guide to Buying, Brewing and Enjoying
by: Kenneth Davids 2001
Learn the basics of coffee culture from shopping to perking.