Mark Pendergrast

"Pendergrast is an affable guide on a wondrously labyrinthine tour. He explains complex phenomena with remarkable clarity, in a relaxed tone, and with a sense of humor." —Philadelphia Inquirer
"Mark Pendergrast, the ultimate free-lance journalist with an eclectic mind, writes about deceptively narrow topics that in fact have figured in world history for millennia." —Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Mark Pendergrast speaks at universities, schools of public health, business conferences, management seminars, and psychological meetings. His presentations are tailored to his audience but are always entertaining, thought-provoking, and challenging. Contact him to arrange an event. Click here for links to speeches, TV, and radio appearances. Click here for comments on his presentations.

Speech on coffee history and culture

Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, 7 p.m., Starbucks Olive Way store, 1600 East Olive Way, Seattle, WA. Mark Pendergrast will be speaking about his book, Uncommon Grounds, which has just come out in a revised, updated edition. The presentation is free and open to the public. 206-568-5185.