Gone book hunting in one of the local bookstores and I found this book interesting (haven’t read it yet, though).
A snippet review from Fully Booked: “Throughout human history. certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period.”
Read the rest here.