“When I received the publisher’s catalog that featured this book, I kept it open on my desk for months. When I got my hands on the real deal this fall, I dove right in. Now, when I pass my bookshelf, I regularly stop just to look at it. It’s one of those magic books that offers that perfect balance of mystery, fascination, information and super cool art. I repeatedly look at the illustrations like I’m four, which shouldn’t be that surprising, considering Cortés is the artist behind the traditional bedtime story bird-flipper that is Go The Fuck to Sleep. His Watchtower style drawings tease the senses here, everything so tentatively gentle and lovely—because the veil may be ripped away at any second to reveal something sinister and ugly. It’s an exhilarating balance.” —Brian Juenemann, Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association
Brain Pickings, “a human-powered discovery engine for interestingness, a subjective lens on what matters in the world and why, bringing you things you didn’t know you were interested in—until you are,” chose A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola as one of its Best Graphic Novels and Graphic Nonfiction of 2012.