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Espresso: Melbourne Coffee Stories Andrew May

Espresso: Melbourne Coffee Stories

Andrew May

Published 2007
ISBN : 9781740971324
Paperback
104 pages
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Who had the first espresso coffee machine in Melbourne? In colonial days coffee was popularly vended from stalls that dotted the citys streets. At the height of the 1880s temperance movement coffee palaces preached stern sobriety. In the 20thMoreWho had the first espresso coffee machine in Melbourne? In colonial days coffee was popularly vended from stalls that dotted the citys streets. At the height of the 1880s temperance movement coffee palaces preached stern sobriety. In the 20th century coffee-lounge culture gradually supplanted the genteel tearoom tradition. During World War II American soldiers were scornful of Melburnians inability to make a decent cup. In the 1950s the youthful craze for espresso, fostered by new immigrants, vitalised the city - and alarmed some members of the public. Celebrating a cultural revolution, Espresso chronicles Melbournes coffee history and the personal desires and fortunes of many of the citys coffee industry pioneers. This updated 2nd edition will be available in a new paperback format and includes exciting new stories from more of Melbournes well-known coffee suppliers.