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Coffeeland: One Man's Dark Empire and the Making of Our Favorite Drug

de Augustine Sedgewick par Zoe McNamee

publié le 15/12/2020

By reading this koob, you will discover the politics and bloodshed that have marked the production of the world’s most popular brew.

You will also discover:

  • How coffee culture is a capitalist creation

  • How coffee and labor became intertwined

  • How thermodynamics changed our attitude toward productivity

  • How colonialism isn’t just about boots on the ground

  • How coffee capitalism turned El Salvador into one of the most unequal and violent countries on the planet

Coffee was introduced to El Salvador in the late 19th century. Since then, the country has become one of the world’s most intensive monocultures. While El Salvador’s fertile volcanic soil produces coffee for export, ordinary Salvadorans struggle with food poverty. How did this happen? What—or who—made this relatively equal and prosperous country into the oligarchy it is today?

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