When people take a sip of their morning brew, not too many think about the history of coffee or its cultural significance. Whether we realize it or not, there is more than meets the eye with your average cup a’ joe. Learn all there is to know about your favorite drink with eBook: All About Coffee. All About Coffee is #4 in the eBook Media Viewer Series developed by Procypher Software Company.
The book All About Coffee was originally written in 1922 by William Harrison Ukers (1873-1945). Uker’s book chronicles the etymology, pharmacology, and origins of coffee, and every coffee-related topic in between. All About Coffee is a fascinating narrative that explores the relationship of coffee and culture in Western, Eastern, and Middle Eastern countries. There are 36 chapters in this book, complete with artwork from the original book. All About Coffee is full of interesting information that you can share with your friends. Here are a few tidbits from the book:
- At the time the book was written, many Arabs averaged 25 to 30 cups (findjans) of coffee a day.
- In some places in Africa, the natives eat coffee beans raw.
- Sweetened, iced coffee (also called mazargran) originated in Algiers, then became popular in France.
The ebook version of All About Coffee maintains (for the most part) the format of the original book. The typeset, citations, and images are very well structured. The Table of Contents page allows the user to choose the chapters they wish to read first. Anywhere in the book, you can tap the center of the screen to bring up the Viewer Controls, which include a back button, bookmarks, a night-time mode, and font size options. All About Coffee can be read in both regular mode and landscape mode. When switching between landscape mode and regular mode, your place in the chapter can move slightly (usually within a paragraph).
eBook: All About Coffee is a delectable book to read, and the app works well to conveniently bring the book to iPhone users. Learn some morsels of info from the book that you can share with your friends over coffee!
eBook: All About Coffee is compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch; requires OS 3.0 or later