Coffee - Philosophy for Everyone: Grounds for Debate

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9781444337129: Coffee - Philosophy for Everyone: Grounds for Debate

Offering philosophical insights into the popular morning brew, Coffee -- Philosophy for Everyone kick starts the day with an entertaining but critical discussion of the ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, and culture of coffee.

  • Matt Lounsbury of pioneering business Stumptown Coffee discusses just how good coffee can be
  • Caffeine-related chapters cover the ethics of the coffee trade, the metaphysics of coffee and the centrality of the coffee house to the public sphere
  • Includes a foreword by Donald Schoenholt, President at Gillies Coffee Company

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From the Back Cover:

With more than 400 billion cups consumed worldwide every year, there is much to discuss philosophically about one of the world's most popular drinks. Essays by journalists, philosophers, coffee insiders, and coffee aficionados offer a penetrating analysis of coffee and its surrounding culture. Featured writers include Mark Pendergrast, coffee expert Kenneth Davids, and the Coffee Bean Guys James Kirkland and Dan Levy. Plus an interview with Matt Lounsbury of Stumptown Coffee.

Enjoy the philosophical aroma as the book offers fascinating discussions on topics such as:

  • The ethics involved in coffee growth
  • Caffeine as performance-enhancing drug
  • The centrality of the coffeehouse to the public sphere
  • Just how good can a cup of coffee be?

Coffee - Philosophy for Everyone kick-starts the day with an entertaining but critical discussion of the ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, and culture of the world of coffee.

About the Author:

Scott F. Parker has contributed chapters to Ultimate Lost and Philosophy, Football and Philosophy, Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy, Golf and Philosophy, and iPod and Philosophy. He is a regular contributor to Rain Taxi Review of Books. His writing has also appeared in Philosophy Now, Sport Literate, Fiction Writers Review, Epiphany, The Ink-Filled Page, and Oregon Humanities.

Michael W. Austin is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University, where he works primarily in ethics. He has published Conceptions of Parenthood: Ethics and the Family (2007), Running and Philosophy: A Marathon for the Mind (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007), and Football and Philosophy: Going Deep (2008).

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