History of Coffee Chart

I had to seam this image together, so I am not sure how legible it

is. David Roche had it at the Roaster's Guild Retreat, and it's from

a book but I am not sure which. Ukers? Interesting history of how

coffee was disseminated through the world.


  • James Hoffmann 6y

    I am positive I have whatever book this came from. If I can find it do you want a high res scan?
  • jdallman 6y

    yes. a rescan would be great! The name of the book would be great also. thanks
  • Pocanoche 6y

    It's in 'Coffee' by Frederick L. Wellman, part of the World Crop Series. It's upstairs on the sofa, James.
  • brookswv 6y

    High-Res would rock!
  • rich.photog 6y

    Hi res would be great. If not entirely legal.
  • sweetmarias 6y

    Well, I'll just go upstairs to the sofa and scan it. Don't you keep your coffee library on the sofa too?

    By the way, someday (in that perfect world, where we all have ample time to do everything we aspire to) we should all scan our coffee literature and share the good stuff. The World Crop book is something I definitely have been looking for. I have the full RJ Clarke 6 book series and a bunch more. There's a book from the '50s that I am dying to find which I can't remember at this moment (after 2 pints of IPA). let's do it, uh, sometime.
  • James Hoffmann 6y

    I will do this tomorrow. Of the 50s books - I have a few now, they are pretty cool. I just love reading about old production methods, though i have no idea what has changed in the last 50 years. (Perhaps not much in some places?)

    As far as I understand the book is no longer under copyright. It was published in 1961 and the copyright doesn't seem to have been renewed. Correct me if this is wrong.

    Used Book Search has been very good to me in the past. I got the Clarke set ludicrously cheap too! Yay for the internet!
  • elysian 6y

    I really look forward to this, thanks Tom and James
  • James Hoffmann 6y

    Best I could manage - will keep trying - it is too damn big/awkward for our rubbish scanner!

    Distribution of Coffee (from Wellman) by King Seven
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