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A robust brew

Author shows how the history of coffee is intertwined with histories of colonisation, indentured labour, war, migration, and destruction of tropical forests to meet the demand for cash crops


Chintan Girish Modi
Cherry Red, Cherry Black
Author: Kavery Nambisan
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages: 288   
Price: Rs 699

When you drink a cup of coffee do you think about the processes of planting, growing, plucking, drying, and packaging that have gone into it? For most, coffee is simply a beverage that kick-starts your day or helps you stay awake when you work at night.

If you are a coffee lover and a bibliophile, Kavery Nambi­san’s new book Cherry Red, Cherry Black: The Story of Coffee in India deserves a place on your bookshelf. It is an engaging work of non-fiction about the geography, economics and history of coffee. The

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First Published: Jan 27 2023 | 10:13 PM IST

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