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old-style Japanese painting of geisha serving tea                 coffee & tea non-fiction books
fiction, movies & TV, other media

coffee & tea links

coffee & tea vendors
retail & wholesale beverages
coffee vendors
free trade & organic coffee
Kona coffee from Hawai'i
tea vendors

other beverages

coffee & tea equipment

                 drawing of a 'marchand de caffé' (coffee seller) from the Ottoman Empire

"Life is too short to drink cheap coffee!"

Coffee: Do stupid things faster with more energy!


"Caffeine [is] the most widely consumed psychoactive drug on the planet." — TIME Magazine, January 2006

"A mathematician is a machine for turning coffee into theorems." — Paul Erdos

"Behind every successful woman . . . is a substantial amount of coffee." — Stephanie Pero


Books  About  Coffee  &  Tea
browse coffee & tea books catalog at

Lu Yu's Classic of Tea book from 780 C.E. translated by Francis Ross Carpenter  "The Classic of Tea: Origins & Rituals" [780 C.E.]
by Lu Yü, Translated & Introduction by Francis Ross Carpenter

Little, Brown & Co. 8¼x6¼ hardcover [1974] out of print/used
Ecco Press 7½x5¼ hardcover [10/95] out of print/used
Book of Tea 1906 classic by Kakuzo Okakura  "The Book of Tea" [1906 classic] by Kakuzo Okakura
Illustrated edition: photography by Daniel Proctor
Charles E. Tuttle hardcover [10/2000] for $18.97
Dover 8½x5½ pb [1966] for $3.95
All About Coffee book by William Harrison Ukers  "All About Coffee" [1935 classic; 1975 reprint]
by William Harrison Ukers

Martino 10½x7¼ hardcover [7/2007] for $115.94
Specialty Coffee Assn. of America hardcover [1975] out of print/used
Perfect Cup Coffee Lover's Guide book by Timothy James Castle  "Perfect Cup: A Coffee Lover's Guide To Buying, Brewing & Tasting" [1991]
by Timothy James Castle

Perseus Press 8¼x5½ pb [5/91] for $11.20
Coffee Floats, Tea Sinks book by Ian Bersten  "Coffee Floats, Tea Sinks: Through History & Technology To A Complete Understanding" [1993] by Ian Bersten of Australia
Definitive work on the brewing process; grab a copy if you can find one
Helian 14½x9¾ hardcover [1/93] out of print/used
The Coffee Book 1993 by Dawn Campbell & Janet Smith  "The Coffee Book" [1993]
by Dawn Campbell & Janet Smith

Pelican 9¼x8 hardcover [7/93] for $19.95
Arbuckle's Coffee book by Francis L. Fugate  "Arbuckle's: The Coffee That Won the West" [1994]
by Francis L. Fugate

Texas Western Press 12½x9¾ hardcover [11/94] out of print/used
The Tea Book 1995 by Dawn L. Campbell  "The Tea Book" [1995] by Dawn L. Campbell
Pelican 9½x8½ hardcover [5/95] for $19.95
Joy of Coffee Essential Guide by Corby Kummer & James Scherer  "The Joy of Coffee: The Essential Guide To Buying, Brewing & Enjoying"
[orig 1995, rev 2003] by Corby Kummer, photography by James Scherer, illustrations by Evangelia Philippidis

"Unquestionably the most definitive and engagingly written book on the subject to date." — New York Times
Houghton Mifflin 9x6 pb [8/2003] for $10.88
Houghton Mifflin 9¾x6¾ pb [10/97] out of print/used
Chapters Publg hardcover [9/95] out of print/used
Coffee Basics book by Kevin Knox & Julie Sheldon Huffaker  
"Coffee Basics: A Quick and Easy Guide" [1996]
by Kevin Knox & Julie Sheldon Huffaker

John Wiley & Sons 8¾x5½ pb [10/96] for $12.57
Coffee Lover's Bible book by Jill Yates  "Coffee Lover's Bible: Ode To The Divine Brew In Fact, Food & Fancy" [1998] by Jill Yates
Clear Light Publng 7¾x7¾ pb [11/98] for $12.95
Tea Basics Quick & Easy Guide book by Wendy Rasmussen & Ric Rhinehart  "Tea Basics: A Quick and Easy Guide" [1998]
by Wendy Rasmussen & Ric Rhinehart

Wiley & Sons 8½x5½ pb [12/98] for $18.85
The Coffee Book by Gregory Dicum & Nina Luttinger  "The Coffee Book: Anatomy of An Industry From Crop To The Last Drop" [1999] by Gregory Dicum & Nina Luttinger
New Press 7x7 pb [5/99] for $10.47
Coffee, Sex & Health book by Ian Bersten  "Coffee, Sex & Health: A History of Anti-Coffee Crusaders & Sexual Hysteria" [1999] by Ian Bersten of Australia
Helian Books pb [1999] out of print/used
Uncommon Grounds History of Coffee book by Mark Pendergrast  "Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee & How It Transformed Our World" [1999, rev 2010] by Mark Pendergrast
Kindle Edition 2nd edition from Basic Books [9/2010] for $12.70
Basic Books 2nd edition 9¼x6 pb [9/2010] for $13.37
Basic Books 9x6 pb [4/2000] out of print/90+ used
Basic Books 9¼x6½ hardcover [6/99] out of print/70+ used
Eat Tea book by Joanna Pruess & John Harney  "Eat Tea: Savory & Sweet Dishes Flavored With The World's Most Versatile Ingredient" [2001] by Joanna Pruess & John Harney
Lyons Press 8¼x8 hardcover [12/2001] for $13.96
Coffee Dark History book by Antony Wild  "Coffee: A Dark History" [2005]
by Antony Wild

W.W. Norton 9x6 pb [6/2005] for $19.75
W.W. Norton 10¼c6¾ hardcover [6/2005] for $26.00
Complete Idiot's Guide to Coffee and Tea book by Travis Arndorfer & Kristine Hansen  "The Complete Idiot's Guide To Coffee & Tea: The Perfect Companion To Your Daily Pick-me-up" [2006]
by Travis Arndorfer & Kristine Hansen

Alpha 9x7¼ pb [9/2006] for $12.89
Fair Trade Coffee / Market-Driven Social Justice book by Gavin Fridell  "Fair Trade Coffee: The Prospects and Pitfalls of Market-Driven Social Justice" [2007] by Gavin Fridell
Kindle Edition from Univ Toronto Press [5/2012] for $18.12
Univ Toronto Press 9x6 pb [12/2007] for $32.95
Univ Toronto Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [3/2007] out of print/used
Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability & Survival book by Daniel Jaffee  "Brewing Justice: Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability, and Survival" [2007]
by Daniel Jaffee

Partly based on extensive research in indigenous Zapotec farmer communities in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico
Kindle Edition from Univ California Press [2007 edition] for $16.17
Univ California Press 9x6 pb [4/2007] for $29.20
Univ California Press 9x6 hardcover [4/2007] for $53.63 out of print/used
God in a Cup / Perfect Coffee book by Michaele Weissman  
"God In A Cup: The Obsessive Quest For The Perfect Coffee" [2008]
by Michaele Weissman

Wiley & Sons 9x6 ¼ pb [5/2008] for $16.47
Million Dollar Cup of Tea book by Tedde McMillen  "Million Dollar Cup of Tea: What You Can Learn From A Mother-Daughter Team Who Turned A Simple Idea Into Oregon Chai, A $75 Million Business" [2009] by Tedde McMillen, with Heather Halo
Wbusiness Books 8¾x6 pb [3/2009] for $19.95
Oregon Chai [est. 1991] official website
Everything but the Coffee, Starbucks book by Bryant Simon  "Everything But The Coffee: Learning About America From Starbucks" [2009]
by Bryant Simon

Concludes that Starbucks Coffee's appeal lies not in the product that it sells but in a deeply felt American need for predictability, class standing, and community - the easily-consumed identity that Starbucks offers.
Kindle Edition from Univ California Press [10/2009] for $9.99
Univ California Press 8¾x5½ pb [2/2011] for $14.16
Univ California Press 9x6¼ hardcover [10/2009] for $38.29

Making Great Cowboy Coffee book by Jack McCoy  "Making Great Cowboy Coffee: A Guide To Brewing Cowboy Coffee At Home and On The Campfire" [2010] by Jack McCoy
Kindle Edition from Pioneer Cookery, LLC [7/2010] for $9.99
Pioneer Cookery, LLC 8½x5½ pb [7/2010] for $11.66
Pioneer Cookery, LLC pb [7/2010] out of print/used
Granite Ware Coffee Boiler (3-quart) for $18.95
Granite Ware Coffee Boiler (2-quart) for $15.95
Tea Global History book by Helen Saberi  
"Tea: A Global History" [2010]
by Helen Saberi

Kindle Edition from Reaktion Books [10/2012] for $9.99
Reaktion Books Edible Series hardcover [10/2010] for $12.19
Coffee, Philosophy for Everyone book edited by Scott Parker & Michael Austin  "Coffee: Philosophy For Everyone - Grounds For Debate" [2011]
Edited by Scott F. Parker & Michael W. Austin, Foreword by Donald Schoenholt

Kindle Edition from Wiley-Blackwell [7/2011] for $13.99
Wiley-Blackwell 8½x5½ pb [3/2011] for $15.06
How to Make Coffee So Good You'll Never Waste Money on Starbucks Again book by Luca Vincenzo  "How To Make Coffee So Good You'll Never Waste Money On Starbucks Again" [2012] by Luca Vincenzo
Kindle Edition from CreateSpace [4/2012] for $2.99 {sic}
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [4/2012] for $7.99
Joe - The Coffee Book by Jonathan & Gabrielle Rubinstein  "Joe: The Coffee Book" [2012] by Jonathan & Gabrielle Rubinstein,
with Judith Choate, Photography by Steve Pool

Kindle Edition from Lyons Press [6/2012] for $14.59
Lyons Press 9x6½ pb [6/2012] for $15.36
Coffeeist Manifesto book by Steven D. Ward  "The Coffeeist Manifesto: No More Bad Coffee!" [2012]
by Steven D. Ward

168 pages; half self-defense manual and half how-to instructional, "a single resource that connects all the dots and spells it all out for confused novice coffee drinkers"
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [9/2012] for $2.99
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [10/2012] for $8.58
Coffee 100 Everyday Recipes book  "Coffee: 100 Everyday Recipes" [2012]
Parragon Books 5¾x4½ hardcover [10/2012] out of print/used
19 Lessons On Tea book by 27Press  "19 Lessons On Tea: Become An Expert On Buying, Brewing, and Drinking The Best Tea" [2012] A Guide by 27Press
Kindle Edition from 27Press [12/2013] for $2.99
27Press 7¾x5 pb [12/2012] for $7.99
Caffeinated / Our Daily Habit book by Murray Carpenter  "Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us" [2014]
by Murray Carpenter

Kindle Edition from Hudson Street/Penguin [3/2014] for $10.99
Plume 8x5¼ pb [DUE Jan 2015] for $11.08
Hudson Street Press 9x6¼ hardcover [3/2014] for $19.68
Darjeeling, the World's Greatest Tea book by Jeff Koehler  "Darjeeling: The Colorful History and Precarious Fate of The World's Greatest Tea" [2015] by Jeff Koehler
'An illuminating history of the greatest tea on earth', a crop that is in danger from both global politics and climate change.
Kindle Edition from Bloomsbury USA [5/2015] for $10.99
Bloomsbury USA 9½x6½ hardcover [5/2015] for $20.34
Thirst for Empire book by Erika Rappaport  "A Thirst For Empire: How Tea Shaped The Modern World" [2017]
by Erika Rappaport

Kindle Edition from Princeton Univ Press [8/2017] for $24.49 {sic}
Princeton Univ Press 9¾x6½ hardcover [9/2017] for $25.57

Fiction,  Movies & TV,  Other  Media

Coffee Trader novel by David Liss  "The Coffee Trader: A Novel" [2003] by David Liss
Set in the Amsterdam commodities market in 1659.
Ballantine 8x5¼ pb [2/2004] for $10.17
Random House hardcover [3/2003] out of print/used
Random House ABR audio CD [3/2003] for $18.87
Uncommon Grounds mystery novel by Sandra Balzo  "Uncommon Grounds" [2004 mystery novel] by Sandra Balzo
Three women in a small town open an independent coffee shop; one of them is killed on their opening day.
Kindle Edition from N.Y.L.A. [3/2011] for $3.99
Five Star trade pb [9/2004] out of print/many used
Five Star 8¼x6¼ hardcover [11/2004] out of print/many used
author's website

Black Coffee TV documentary by Irene Lilienheim Angelico  "Black Coffee" [National Film Board of Canada 2005]
A 3-hour TV documentary that traces the unique and volatile history of coffee; episode titles are "The Irresistible Bean", "Gold In Your Cup", and "The Perfect Cup"
Co-written & directed by Irene Lilienheim Angelico; narrated by Helen King
B.F.S. Ent. color DVD [7/2008] 3 disks for $26.99
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
Modern Marvels TV series episode about Coffee  
"Modern Marvels: Coffee" [History Channel Sept 2005]
A&E Home Video 60-minute color DVD [7/2008] for $24.95
episode credits at IMDb
Black Gold coffee economics documentary film directed by Marc Francis  "Black Gold: Wake Up & Smell The Coffee" [indep June 2006]
'Your Coffee Will Never Taste The Same Again': A nuanced and sensitive documentary view of our globalized economic and social systems, comparing wholesalers, market-eers, and the high-priced retail coffee world and exploited coffee plantation laborers in Ethiopia.
Co-produced & directed by Marc Francis
Speak It Films / Fulcrum Prodns color DVD [8/2007] for $26.95
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site

Tea Magazine [est. 1994, sold 2012] subscription
Tea - A Magazine
unclear status, 2015: the website links redirect to The Daily Tea, which has free daily & weekly & monthly options

Tea Magazine website
The Daily Tea website

Tea & Coffee Trade Journal Magazine [est. 1901] subscription
Tea & Coffee
Trade Journal

subscribe at Amazon
12 issues/year for $49.00

magazine website

Southern Lady Presents Tea Time Magazine [] subscription, published by Hoffman Media, Inc.
Tea Time

subscribe at Amazon
6 issues/year for $19.98

magazine website


L i n k s
Coffee Quality Institute [est. 1995]
Consumer Tea Webline
Lipton™ Tea Website
National Coffee Assn. USA
Coffee Assn. of Canada
Organic Coffee Assn.
International Coffee Organization
Specialty Coffee Assn. of Europe
Fair Trade Federation Coffee & Food Products
TransFair U.S.A. [certifies fair trade coffee]
Brasil Specialty Coffee Assn.
Coffee at National Geographic website
The Tea Society [in USA]
1st for Coffee website {directory & free newsletter}
Coffee Snoop - coffee machine reviews & ratings
Amsterdam Coffeeshop Directory
Coffee Geeks Unite weblog [est. 5/2014] really wants you to 'like' their Facebook page
article '15 Health Benefits of Chai Tea' on the Jen's Review blog

Coffee & Tea Trade Journal [est. 1901]         Rainforest Alliance [est. 1987]

Specialty Coffee Assn. of America         Roasters Guild


Retail  &  Wholesale  Vendors
The United States consumes 2.4 billion pounds of coffee per year,
of which about one sixth is organically grown.

Kalani Organic Coffee & Teas [est. 1992]
Cupper's Coffee & Tea [est. 1989] in Alberta, Canada
Fox Valley Gourmet Coffee & Tea in Illinois [est. 1978]
Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea [est. 1995] in Chicago, IL

Starbucks Corp. [est. 1971] Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

WideAwake Coffee & Tea: Farmers Brothers, Apffels, Tully's & Harmony Bay coffees, Good Earth teas and more...

Peet's Coffee & Tea [est. 1966 in Berkeley, California]

        Coffee & Tea Warehouse, Inc. of Blaine, WA: wholesale prices, free shipping


Coffee  Vendors
Arbuckle's: The Coffee That Won The West [est. 1865]
Atlanta [GA] Coffee Roasters [est. 1983]
Black Bear Micro Roastery [est. 1995] in New Hampshire
Black Mountain Gold Coffee [est. 1991] in Tustin, California
Café Grumpy in Brooklyn & Manhattan in New York
Caribbean Coffee Co. in Santa Barbara, California [est. 1986]
Caribbean Coffee House & Café Trinité, island of Trinidad
Channel Islands Roasting Co. of Santa Barbara, California
Coffee Wholesalers in Eugene, Oregon

Gloria Jean's Coffees of Australia [est. 1996] - 1,000+ stores in 39 countries
Gloria Jean's Coffees chain - 70+ stores in U.S.A.
browse Gloria Jean's Coffee products (including K-cups in bulk) at Amazon

The Green Coffee Bean & Green Tea Leaf Company [est. 2002] in Ketchikan, Alaska
Java Kai chain [est. 1994] in HI & CA
Knutsen Coffee Importers [est. 1985]
Landmark Coffee Co. [est. 1957] in California
Lost Dutchman Coffee Co. in Mesa, Arizona
New Orleans Coffee Company
Northstar Coffee Co. in Santa Barbara, California
Red Rock Roasters wholesale & mail-order coffee in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Daily Grind Coffee House [est. 1991] in Baltimore, Maryland
Daily Grind Espresso chain in Washington State
Dazbog Coffee Co. of Denver, Colorado
Espresso Royale Cafes [chain est. 1987]
Gaviña Gourmet Coffee [est. 1870] in Los Angeles, California
Gevalia Kaffe of Sweden [est. 1853]
Hawaiian Coffee Company [LION Coffee est. 1864]
Smiles Coffee of Las Vegas, Nevada
Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Portland, Oregon
George Howell's Terroir Select Coffee Co. [est. 2004] in Acton, MA
GOLD STAR: beans come from family-owned plantation in Piendamó, Colombia; cafe open 8am-3pm M-F  Villa Myriam Specialty Coffee Roasters & Shop [est. 2011] in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Veritas Coffee Company in Bend, Oregon          Boyd Coffee Co. of Portland, Oregon

Diedrich's Coffee [chain est. 1983]         Spice of Life:         American Cowboy Coffee - produced in Kona, Hawai'i, offices in Wyoming

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

Coffee Bean & Tea leaf [chain est. 1963]   

It's A Grind, in Long Beach CA [chain, est. 1996]

Coffee Beanery chain [est. 1976] in USA & Asia

Coffee AM coffee & tea store

Mr. Cappuccino of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

AshLane Coffee mail-order

Coffee Anyone?? [online since 1986]

Don Francisco Coffee Traders of Los Angeles, CA

Coffee  Vendors  -  FairTrade  &  Organic
Montana Coffee Traders [fair trade]
Texas Coffee Traders [fair trade]
Stone Creek Coffee in Milwaukee, WI [est. 1993] [fair trade]
Grounds for Change in Bainbridge, Island WA [fair trade, organic]
Cafe Altura in Santa Paula, CA [fair trade, organic]
Thankgiving Coffee [est. 1972] in Fort Bragg, CA [fair trade, organic]
Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting Supplies in CA [fair trade, organic]
Dean's Beans in New Salem, MA [fair trade, organic]
New Hope Coffee {non-profit} in Providence, RI [fair trade, organic]
Gourmet Coffee Warehouse / GroundWork Coffee in Los Angeles, CA [organic]
Monkey & Son Coffee Co. in Claremont, CA [fair trade, organic]
Alpine Roastery 'More Than Fair Trade' Coffee in Englewood, Colorado
Flavorbean Coffee Company of Wappingers Falls, New York [fair trade]

Fairtrade Certification symbol used in the United States; link goes to Fairtrade entry at Wikipedia

Kona  Coffee  from  Hawai'i
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival [Nov 2009 = #39] on The Big Island of Hawai'i
Kona [Hawai'i] Coffee Council     Kona Rainforest Coffee [organic, estate-grown]
The Kona Coffee & Tea Co. of Hawaii
Kena Pure Kona Coffee of Hawaii
Sugai Kona Coffee [est. 1910]
Vikiwiki Kona Coffee farm
Aikane Kona Coffee [estate grown]
Woodrose Kona Coffee
Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee
Kona Joe Coffee [est. 1997]
North Shore Trading Co.
Kona Luna Gourmet Coffee
Whole Bean 100% Kona Coffee from Michigan
Blue Horse Kona Coffee
Athena of Hawai'i Pure Kona Coffee


Tea  Vendors
Celestial Seasonings specialty teas in Boulder, CO
East Wind Teastore on Long Island, NY
New Mexico Tea Company in Albuquerque, NM
Kung Fu Cowboy Tea Co. [est. 2006] in Albuquerquem, NM
Savouré Tea [est. 2000] in Eugene, OR
St. James Tearoom in Old Town Albuquerque, NM
Tealuxe® tea bars [est. 1996] in MA & RI
S.L.O. Chai Fair Trade Orgasnic Tea Company [est. 2004] of Atascadero, CA

Den's Tea for Shizuoka region green tea of Japan          Upton Tea Imports

Adagio Teas: The Best Teas Online          AllTea of San Francisco, California

Harris Decaffeinated Black Tea box  
Harris Green Tea box  

The Harris Tea brand was founded in 1981 and is a subdivision of
HarrisFreeman, Inc. of Anaheim, California; the Harris plant in Moorestown,
New Jersey became 60% solar-powered in August 2011

Harris Decaffeinated Black Tea [100% natural] pack of 12 boxes of 50 tea bags for $27.81
Harris Green Tea [100% natural] pack of 12 boxes of 50 tea bags for $32.37
Harris Decaffeinated Green Tea [100% natural] pack of 12 boxes of 50 tea bags for $31.29

'chocolate' entry at Wikipedia
Intl. Cocoa Organization [est. 1973] based in London, U.K.
search on 'chocolate' at Amazon Grocery returns over 164,000 items - YUM!
search on 'hot cocoa' at Amazon Grocery returns over 2,800 items - YUM!

Major chocolate-producing companies include Cadbury, Ghirardelli, Hershey, Lindt, Mars, Nestlé, and Whitman's/Russell Stover

True History of Chocolate book by Sophie & Michael Coe  "The True History of Chocolate" [1996]
by Sophie D. Coe & Michael D. Coe

Thames & Hudson 3rd edition 9x6 pb [6/2013] for $12.78
Thames & Hudson 2nd edition 9x6 pb [10/2007] for $18.38
Thames & Hudson 9x6 pb [10/2000] out of print/many, many used
Thames & Hudson 9½x6¼ hardcover [5/1996] out of print/many used
Emperors of Chocolate book by Joël Glenn Brenner   "The Emperors of Chocolate: Inside The Secret World of Hershey and Mars"
[1998] by Joël Glenn Brenner

Broadway Books 8x6¼ pb [1/2000] out of print/many used
Random House 8¼x6½ hardcover [12/98] out of print/many used
Great Book of Chocolate book by David Lebovitz   "The Great Book of Chocolate: The Chocolate Lover's Guide, with Recipes"
[2004] by David Lebovitz

Author is former pastry chef at famed Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California
Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [7/2011] for $12.99
Ten Speed Press 10¼x4½ pb [4/2004] for $13.59
Chocolate, Bittersweet Saga book by Mort Rosenblum  "Chocolate: A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light" [2004]
by Mort Rosenblum

winner at the I.A.C.P. Cookbook Awards
Kindle Edition from Macmillan [2006 edition] for $8.89
North Point Press 8¼x5½ pb [10/2006] for $16.45
North Point Press 9½x6 hardcover [12/2004] out of print/many, many used
Chocolate Connoisseur book by Chloe Doutre-Roussel  "The Chocolate Connoisseur: For Everyone With A Passion For Chocolate"
[2005] by Chloé Doutre-Roussel

Penguin Trade 7¼x4½ pb [12/2006] out of print/many used
Tarcher 7½x4½ hardcover [2/2006] out of print/many used
Piatkus Books 7½x4½ hardcover [10/2005] out of print/used
Chocolate On Trial book by Prof. Lowell J. Satre   "Chocolate On Trial: Slavery, Politics, and The Ethics of Business" [2005]
by Lowell J. Satre

The forced labor practices at the coffee farms on the Portuguese colonial islands of São Tomé & Principé were exposed in 1905 by intrepid British journalist Henry Nevinson; candy baron William Cadbury was forced by public opinion to 'do something'; The Standard newspaper of London held Cadbury to blame, and Cadbury sued for libel (the trial itself is two chapters here).
Ohio Univ Press 9x6 pb [7/2005] for $15.90
Ohio Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [7/2005] for $46.12

Chocolate In Mesoamerica Cultural History book edited by Cameron McNeil  
"Chocolate In Mesoamerica: A Cultural History of Cacao" [2007]
Edited by Cameron J. McNeil

Univ Florida Press 9¼x6 pb [4/2009] for $31.14
Univ Florida Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [1/2007] out of print/used
Bitter Chocolate / Seductive Sweet book by Carol Off   "Bitter Chocolate: The Dark Side of The World's Most Seductive Sweet"
[2008] by {Canadian radio journalist} Carol Off

The multibillion-dollar cocoa cartel of West Africa funds bloody civil war and widespread corruption while demanding more beans for less money; poor farmers have turned to the cheapest labor pool possible: thousands of indentured children who pick the beans but have never themselves known the taste of chocolate.
The New Press 8¼x6 hardcover [4/2008] out of print/many used
Chocolate Global History book by Sarah Moss & Alexander Badenoch  
"Chocolate: A Global History" [2009]
by Sarah Moss & Alexander Badenoch

Kindle Edition from Reaktion Books [5/2012] for $9.99
Reaktion Books Edible Series 7¾x4¾ hardcover [9/2009] for $12.50
Chocolate Wars book by Deborah Cadbury   "Chocolate Wars: The 150-Year Rivalry Between The World's Greatest Chocolate Makers" [2010] by Deborah Cadbury
Kindle Edition from PublicAffairs [10/2010] for $8.79
PublicAffairs 9¼x6 pb [10/2011] for $13.29
PublicAffairs 9¼x6 hardcover [10/2010] for $16.53
Chocolate Nations In West Africa book by Órla Ryan   "Chocolate Nations: Living and Dying For Cocoa In West Africa" [2011]
by Órla Ryan

Kindle Edition from Zed Books [11/2012] for $10.46
Zed Books 7¾x5 pb [5/2012] for $13.46
Zed Books 8½x5¼ hardcover [2/2011] for $87.86
Chocolate, Healthfood of the Gods book by Phillip Minton  "Chocolate: Healthfood of The Gods: Unwrap The Secrets of Chocolate For Health, Beauty, and Longevity" [2011]
by Phillip Minton, MD

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for $9.99
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [6/2011] for $17.99

Other  Beverages

Rooibos 'redbush' tea from African Red Tea of Los Angeles  Rooibos {Aspalathus linearis} 'redbush' tea from Africa    {Wikipedia}
African Red Tea [est. 2000] of Los Angeles, CA  [100% organic]
Organic Rooibos Madagascar Vanilla Bean Tea [20 bags, net 5 oz.] for $10.02

see also: Tazo brand African Red Bush Tea [6 boxes of 20 bags] for $21.62

Guaraná Antarctica soft drink from Brasil   Guaraná Antarctica soft drink from Brasil [est. 1921]
made with guaraná extract, which has twice the caffeine as coffee beans
official websitecompany entry at Wikipediaguaraná entry at Wikipedia

11.84 oz. (350ml) cans - 12-pack for $10.91
11.84 oz. (350ml) cans - 12-pack for $13.82
11.84 oz. (350ml) cans - 12-pack for $18.30
competing Guaraná Brazilia soft drink in the yellow can
11.84 oz. (350ml) cans - 12-pack for $11.99

Guayakí brand yerba-mate  Guayakí brand yerba-maté [est. 1996] based in Sebastopol, California
official company websiteyerba maté entry at Wikipedia

traditional yerba-maté loose tea [8 oz. bag] for $7.23
traditional yerba-maté loose tea [16 oz. bag] for $15.93
traditional yerba-maté loose tea [5 lb. bag] for $56.77
traditional yerba-maté tea bags [25 count, net 5.6 oz.] for $9.65
Greener Green yerba-maté tea blend bags [16 count, net 1.4 oz.] for $11.18
Pure Empower Mint yerba-maté tea blend bags [16 count, net 4.8 oz.] for $7.33
Orange Blossom yerba-maté tea blend bags [16 count, net 4.8 oz.] for $9.75
Chai Spice yerba-maté tea blend bags [16 count, net 4.8 oz.] for $10.59
100% organic Maté Chocolatté tea blend bags [16 count, net 1.4 oz.] for $10.38


Equipment  for  Home  &  Stores

19th Century Coffee Roasters site

Coffee Makers, Etc. [est. 2001] commercial & home brewing equipment in Nashville, TN

browse coffee, tea & espresso equipment catalog at

How To Open a Financially Successful Coffee, Espresso & Tea Shop book & CD-ROM  "How To Open A Financially Successful Coffee, Espresso & Tea Shop" [2004]
book & CD-ROM by Elizabeth Godsmark, Lora Arduser & Douglas R. Brown

Kindle Edition from Atlantic Publng [7/2009] for $13.99
Atlantic Publng 8x5¼ pb & CD-ROM [7/2004] for $26.00
Idiot's Guide to Starting & Running a Coffee Bar book by Formichelli, Martin & Gilbert   "The Complete Idiot's Guide To Starting & Running A Coffee Bar" [2005]
by Susan Gilbert, W. Eric Martin & Linda Formichelli

Kindle Edition from Alpha [2005 edition] for $15.99
Alpha 9x7¼ pb [10/2005] for $12.63
Professional Barista's Handbook by Scott Rao  "The Professional Barista's Handbook: An Expert Guide To Preparing Espresso, Coffee, and Tea" [2008] by Scott Rao
indep 10x7 hardcover [2008] out of print/used
Wake Up and Sell the Coffee book by Martyn Dawes  "Wake Up and Sell The Coffee!: The Story of Coffee Nation and How To Start, Build, and Sell A High-Growth Business" [2014]
by Martyn Dawes

Kindle Edition from Harriman House [1/2014] for $15.38
Harriman House 8½x5½ pb [1/2014] for $15.61
Harriman House 8½x5½ pb [1/2014] out of print/used
Wake Up and Sell More Coffee book by John Richardson & Hugh Gilmartin  "Wake Up and Sell More Coffee: Fresh Ways To Make Money From Your Coffee Business" [2015] by John Richardson & Hugh Gilmartin
Kindle Edition from Robinson/Hachette [12/2015] for $6.99
Constable & Robinson 7¾x5 pb [2/2016] for $16.00
Constable & Robinson 7¾x5 pb [2/2016] out of print/used
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Mr. Coffee® Grinder [white only] for $17.54
Eva Solo™ CafeSolo coffeemakers available at Amazon

Bodum Assam tea press  Bodum Assam Tea Press
two-cup (17-oz.) press for $19.99
four-cup (34-oz.) press for $21.27
four-cup (34-oz.) press with stainless filter for $48.17

Clover [est. 2004] high-end professional coffee brewing equipment of Seattle, WA
FETCo professional coffee & tea brewing equipment in Lake Zurich, Illinois
TechniVorm [est. 1964] MoccaMaster coffeemakers from Holland

Krups XP1500 Coffee Maker & Espresso Machine Combination  
"Krups® XP1500 Coffee Maker & Espresso
Machine Combination, Black"

10-cup coffeemaker & 4-bar steam espresso machine for $91.77

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