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The Perfect Stimulous Package

abstract:A recent post on BookFinder.com talked about their sure-fire "Stimulous Package." I clicked the link and instead of finding advice on finance or the economy, I found a selection of books on... coffee! When it comes to book-selling clever marketing still rules the day. With editor Scott Laming's permission we've posted that list of books, but I also want to share what I've discovered about the site. BookFinder.com is a blog about reading, buying and selling books. They claim to offer prices that are between 50 and 81% off list price at most stores and online venues. You can sell books to them as well, which is very handy for students wanting to off load textbooks. If you're looking to please a coffee-loving friend with a gift, one or more of these books along with a pound of organic locally roasted coffee beans, perhaps a set of those cute expresso cups and saucers and you're definitely going high-test. Throw one of those new fangled latte machines and you may never need your discount card clipped at the local java hut again! Just place her number on speed-dial.

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March 14, 2009
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The Stimulants Package

  • Coffee: A Dark History by Antony Wild. (W.W. Norton & Co) Wild, of the East India Company, traces the bean as it makes its way from Africa to the Middle East (it was once known as the "wine of Araby") to the West, and the rise in cafe culture across Europe and eventually the New World, where, thanks to the Boston Tea Party, coffee surpassed tea as the patriotic drink of choice for a fledging nation.
  • Coffee: A Guide to Buying Brewing and Enjoying (check with BookFinder.com)
  • The Coffee Trader: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle) by David Liss. His A Conspiracy of Paper won him the 2000 Edgar Award for Best First Novel, now Liss returns with another tale of historical intrigue. In 1600s Amsterdam, Portuguese Jew Miguel Lienzo ignores the strictures of his community and joins forces with a Dutchwoman to capture the coffee market. Library Journal
  • I Love Coffee!: Over 100 Easy and Delicious Coffee Drinks by Susan Zimmer. Coffee connoisseur Susan Zimmer shares expert advice and techniques, from how to brew the perfect cup and how to make a basic cappuccino without a machine to a World Barista Latte Art Champion's tips for making masterful latte art designs. It is brimful with a wealth of coffee understanding from the "ground" up, from bean to cup, including international coffees and brewing techniques best suited to a variety of preferences, all topped off with plenty of problem-solving tips and delectable full-color photographs.
  • How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else by Micahel Gates Gill. Here is the first sentence: "This is the true, surprising story of an old white man who was kicked out of the top of the American Establishment, by chance met a young African-American woman from a completely different background, and came to learn what is important in life."
  • Uncommon Grounds The History Of Coffee And How It Transformed Our World by Pendergrast. Over the years, the beverage has fomented revolution, spurred deforestation, enriched a few while impoverishing the many, and addicted millions with its psychoactive caffeine. Coffee is now the world's second most valuable legal commodity, behind oil, according to Pendergrast, who is also author of For God, Country, and Coca-Cola.

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    Illy Whole Expresso Coffee Beans (8.8 oz - 250 g reclosable tin)

    DeLonghi ESAM3300 Esclusivo Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine

    Bodum Canteen Double-Wall Shot/Espresso Glasses, Set of 2

     

     

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