Rum. Not just a drink, but a whole lifestyle.
But how is this drink that inspired Wilhelm Busch and Hemingway made? Who are behind the work? And what steps are necessary so you can enjoy the golden brown rum in a glass? I asked myself all these questions and went in search of answers for my master’s thesis.
The search led me to the subtropical island of Madeira, the erstwhile export center of sugar for Europe. There sugar cane is still being cultivated as in former times and made into rum. For fourteen days I documented the steps from the sugar cane harvest, to the transport, the processing, and finally to the finished rum. The result of my documentation can be seen in my illustrated book.
Masterarbeit WS 19/20
Betreuung: Prof. Veruschka Götz
Zweitkorrektor: Prof. Frank Göldner
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