2. Making Coffee
3. Pro-Poor Regulation
4. Coffee Unleashed?
5. Fair Trade and Corporate Power
6. Coffee and the Non-Developmental State
Steven Topik, University of California Irvine
Your morning cup of coffee will never smell the same after reading this book. Henceforth the scent of exploitation, colonialism and environmental destruction will follow it everywhere. Offering a richly grounded critical and historical analysis, Gavin Fridell lays bare the web of myths surrounding this quintessential global commodity. Coffee will be essential reading for those interested in the political economy of land, food and the realities of fair trade Ð and indispensable for those concerned about social justice today.
David McNally, York University, Toronto
Gavin Fridell provides an invaluable, beautifully written and thoroughly engaging account of the contemporary global coffee market. I would recommend this work widely, not just for those interested in any aspect of the coffee economy but also for those interested in contemporary changes to the global economy or agrarian commodities.