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Topic: New coffee book (24 lines)
1) From: Pecan Jim Gundlach
Today I received a new book about coffee titled:  Coffee:  A Dark  
History, by Anthony Wild. I have only gotten a few pages into it but  
some things are clear.  It is a critical look at the history of the  
industry, especially for the impact on the people who grow coffee.   
For example he describes the problems created by interaction between  
The World Bank's coffee growing project in Vietnam and the big coffee  
companies.
Wild anchors his story with St Helena by drawing parallels with the  
history of coffee and the history of
St Helena.  So those of you interested in St Helena might be  
interested in it.  I'll post a review when I'm finished.
He makes an interesting side note that I had not heard before.   
caffeine psychosis observed in truck drivers often has them reporting  
that they are being chased by a white ball of fire.  Wild suggests  
that this may be the source of UFO accounts.
     Jim Gundlach
"The espresso machine is an accessory to the grinder, not the other  
way around."


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