We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Coffee Audiobook

Coffee: The Epic of a Commodity

Regular Price:$24.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

"A cup of coffee is a miracle, a wonderful assemblage of relationships."

This classic follows coffee's journey around the world, from London to Brazil, telling in fascinating detail and amusing anecdotes the singular history of the legendary commodity - from the discovery that chewing on the beans were keeping goats awake in Yemen to the author's own experiences with the bean in 1935.

Referred to as a "documentary novel" back to coffee's inception, H. E. Jacobs pioneered the concept of creative nonfiction. This narrative style combines the reality of nonfiction with the epic presentation and prose of fiction. This genre has exploded into popularity and remains so today. Coffee tells the story of this popular beverage in short, fun-to-hear essays that will entertain anyone who enjoys a good, strong cup of coffee.

©1935 H.E Jacob First Skyhorse Publishing edition 2015 (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

2.8 (5 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
2.5 (4 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Story
2.5 (4 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Sandra Lubbock, TX, United States 06-18-16
    Sandra Lubbock, TX, United States 06-18-16 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    22
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Interesting but not really informative."

    The story of coffee was mildly entertaining. It was a good way to pass the time while traveling.

    The performance of the book was okay. The lack of translation of some of the non-English phrases was annoying and distracted me from the flow of the book. The reader also mispronounced a number of words, most glaringly substituting "epic" for "epoch."

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.