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By Michael W. Austin, Scott F. Parker

Supplying philosophical insights into the preferred morning brew, Coffee -- Philosophy for Everyone kick starts off the day with an pleasing yet severe dialogue of the ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, and tradition of coffee.

Matt Lounsbury of pioneering enterprise Stumptown espresso discusses simply how reliable espresso can be
Caffeine-related chapters conceal the ethics of the espresso exchange, the metaphysics of espresso and the centrality of the espresso condominium to the general public sphere
Includes a foreword via Donald Schoenholt, President at Gillies espresso corporation

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