God in a Cup: The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Coffee

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Can a cup of coffee reveal the face of god? can it become the holy grail of modern-day knights errant who brave hardship and peril in a relentless quest for perfection? Can it change the world? These questions are not rhetorical. With their obsessive standards and fiercely competitive baristas, these roasters are creating a new culture of coffee connoisseurship in America—a culture in which $10 lattes are both a purist's pleasure and a way to improve the lives of third-world farmers.

If you love a good cup of coffee—or a great adventure story—you'll love this unprecedented look up close at the people and passions behind today's best beans. In god in a cup, journalist and late-blooming adventurer Michaele Weissman treks into an exotic and paradoxical realm of specialty coffee where the successful traveler must be part passionate coffee connoisseur, part ambitious entrepreneur, part activist, and part Indiana Jones.

. When highly prized coffee beans sell at auction for $50, or $150 a pound wholesale and potentially twice that at retail, $100, anything can happen. Her guides on the journey are the nation's most heralded coffee business hotshots—Counter Culture's Peter Giuliano, Intelligentsia's Geoff Watts, and Stump-town's Duane Sorenson.


The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee: Growing, Roasting, and Drinking, with Recipes

One of the country's most celebrated roasters explains how to choose, and enjoy the new breed of artisan coffees at home, brew, along with 40 inventive recipes that incorporate coffee or taste good with a cup. Blue bottle coffee company has quickly become one of America’s most celebrated roasters. Ten speed Press.

Famous for its complex and flavorful coffees, Blue Bottle delights its devoted patrons with exquisite pour-overs, delicious espressi, and specialized brewing methods. Yet as coffee production becomes more sophisticated with specialized extraction techniques and Japanese coffee gadgets, the new artisan coffees can seem out of reach.

The blue bottle craft of coffee explains this new world from farm to cup, exploring the bounty of beans available and the intricate steps that go into sourcing raw coffee from around the globe. Blue bottle founder james freeman coaches you through brewing the perfect cup of coffee, nel drip, siphon, using methods as diverse as French press, and more to produce the best flavor.

For coffee lovers who want to roll up their sleeves and go deeper, Freeman explains step by step how to roast beans at home using standard kitchen tools—just like he did when starting out. The blue bottle craft of coffee also introduces a home technique for cupping, the industry method of tasting coffees for quality control, so you can hone your taste and share your meticulously roasted coffee with friends.

Rounding out the book are more than thirty inventive recipes from blue bottle pastry chef and former Miette bakery owner Caitlin Freeman that incorporate coffee or just taste particularly good with coffee, Affogato with Smoky Almond Ice Cream, Coffee Panna Cotta, such as Saffron Vanilla Snickerdoodles, Stout Coffee Cake with Pecan-Caraway Streusel, and more.

With more than one hundred stunning photographs showing coffee’s journey from just-harvested cherry to perfect drink, this distinctive and deep guide to the new breed of amazing coffees from one of the top artisan coffee makers will change the way you think about—and drink—coffee.

Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World

The definitive history of the world's most popular drug. Uncommon grounds tells the story of coffee from its discovery on a hill in ancient Abyssinia to the advent of Starbucks. Basic Books AZ. Mark pendergrast reviews the dramatic changes in coffee culture over the past decade, from the disastrous "Coffee Crisis" that caused global prices to plummet to the rise of the Fair Trade movement and the "third-wave" of quality-obsessed coffee connoisseurs.

Ten speed Press. As the scope of coffee culture continues to expand, Uncommon Grounds remains more than ever a brilliantly entertaining guide to the currents of one of the world's favorite beverages.

The World Atlas of Coffee: From Beans to Brewing -- Coffees Explored, Explained and Enjoyed

Basic Books AZ. Organized by continent and then country or region, The World Atlas of Coffee presents the world's favorite brew in color spreads packed with information. Praise for the first edition: "Fills a gap in the popular reference literature. The book is used by barista and coffee-tasting instructors in North America and overseas and has been welcomed by enthusiastic coffee drinkers everywhere.

I've already recommended this book to our readers countless times. Barista magazine the world atlas of Coffee takes readers on a global tour of coffee-growing countries, presenting the bean in full-color photographs and concise, informative text. Ten speed Press. For this new edition, thailand, china, uganda, the author expanded his research travels over the last several years to include seven additional coffee-growing regions: Democratic Republic of Congo, Philippines, Haiti and Puerto Rico.

It also covers the world of consumption -- processing, grades, the consumer and the modern culture of coffee. Well-written, informative, and a must-have for general readers who want to know more about their favorite morning brew. Publishers weekly "Educational, thought-provoking, and substantial. The coverage in The World Atlas of Coffee is wide and deep.

As well, all of the book's maps have been updated to show greater detail, and all statistics and data have been updated to the most recent available.

Coffee Obsession: More Than 100 Tools and Techniques with Inspirational Projects to Make

Basic Books AZ. With more than 130 classic coffee recipes to suit every taste, as well as recommended roasts from around the world, detailed flavor profiles and tasting notes, Coffee Obsession is like nothing else out on the market. We're not the only nation obsessed: More than 2. 25 billion cups of coffee are consumed in the world each day.

More than 150 million Americans drink coffee each day. Through clear step-by-step instruction, cappuccino, Coffee Obsession will teach you how to make latte, and other iconic coffee styles as if you were a professionally trained barista. In coffee obsession, we take a journey through the coffee-producing nations around the world, flavors, presenting the different styles, and techniques used to brew the perfect cup.

We explore how coffee gets from bean to cup in each region, and what that means for the final product. Ten speed Press. Dk adult.

The Professional Barista's Handbook: An Expert Guide to Preparing Espresso, Coffee, and Tea

From the author: when i began in the coffee business fourteen years ago, I read every book I could find about coffee. I would have traded in all of those books for one serious, practical book with relevant information about making great coffee in a café. After reading all of those books, however, I felt as if I hadn’t learned much about how to make great coffee.

I know many other professionals as well as some obsessive nonprofessionals would like to find that same book I’ve been looking for. Basic Books AZ. This book is my attempt to give it to them. Ten speed Press. My coffee library was chock-full of colorful descriptions of brewing styles, growing regions, and recipes, with a few almost-unreadable scientific books mixed in.

Dk adult. Fourteen years later, I still haven’t found that book.

Everything but Espresso

Used book in Good Condition. Broken up into three main parts, press pot, steeping and vacuum pot part three: proper water chemistry and bean storage if you're either an espresso aficionado who wants to spread their wings or someone who cherishes their old press pot, measurement and methods on improving flavor by changing the brewing parameters Part Two: How to achieve optimal flavor via different brew methods such as drip, Everything but Espresso covers the following: Part One: Coffee extraction, and supported by a thorough reference bibliography for folks that want to read more, pour over, this book is the definitive guide to making the best possible brew at home.

Dk adult. Basic Books AZ. Ten speed Press. Unanimous 5 star ratings! scott Rao takes on all other forms of coffee brewing and gives them their day in the sun.

How to Make Coffee: The Science Behind the Bean

Ten speed Press. To make any old cup of coffee, you simply need a pot, ground coffee, heat, and water. Dk adult. With illustrated, step-by-step instructions, How to Make Coffee is for the person who doesn't want to settle for anything less than the perfect cup. Harry N Abrams. Used book in Good Condition. And this is the guide for you.

Basic Books AZ. You are a coffee aficionado, a determined, fearless seeker of the best java. Learn the anatomy of coffee; the chemistry of caffeine; the best way to roast, grind, and brew the beans to their peak flavor; and what gadgets you really need versus what gadgets are for mere coffee dilettantes. How to make coffee provides an in-depth look at the art and science behind the bean.

But you're not just anyone.

The New Rules of Coffee: A Modern Guide for Everyone

Ten speed Press. An illustrated guide to the essential rules for enjoying coffee both at home and in cafes, plus facts, coffee growing, roasting and brewing, including tips on storing and serving coffee, lore, and popular culture from around the globe. This introduction to all things coffee written by the founders and editors of Sprudge, the premier website for coffee content, features a series of digestible rules accompanied by whimsical illustrations.

Harry N Abrams. Used book in Good Condition. Basic Books AZ. Dk adult. Divided into three sections at home, cafe etiquette and tips for enjoying your visit, as well as essential information about coffee production What is washed coffee?, The New Rules of Coffee covers the basics of brewing and storage, coffee myths Darker is not stronger!, and Around the World, At the Cafe, and broadcasts from a new international coffee culture.


Craft Coffee: A Manual: Brewing a Better Cup at Home

With dozens of equipment options, doesn’t seem made for the rest of us, at times, and an industry language that, conflicting information on how to use that equipment, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Craft coffee: a manual, written by a coffee enthusiast for coffee enthusiasts, is a comprehensive guide to improving your brew at home.

From the science of extraction and brewing techniques to choosing equipment and deciphering coffee bags, Craft Coffee focuses on the issues—cost, and accessibility—that home coffee brewers negotiate and shows that no matter where you are in your coffee journey, time, taste, you can make a great cup at home.

Harry N Abrams. Unlike other coffee books, this one focuses exclusively on coffee—not espresso—and explores multiple pour-over, immersion, and cold-brew techniques on 10 different devices. Thanks to a small but growing number of dedicated farmers, roasters, and baristas, importers, coffee quality is at an all-time high.

Dk adult. Basic Books AZ. Ten speed Press. Named a top food & drink book of 2017 by Food Network, Wired, Sprudge, and Booklist. This comprehensive but accessible handbook is for the average coffee lover who wants to make better coffee at home.

The Devil's Cup: A History of the World According to Coffee

Absolutely riveting. Basic Books AZ. Used book in Good Condition. Essential reading for foodies, java-junkies, anthropologists, and anyone else interested in funny, sardonically told adventure stories. Anthony bourdain, author of kitchen confidential Full of humor and historical insights, The Devil’s Cup is not only ahistory of coffee, but a travelogue of a risk-taking brew-seeker.

. In this captivating book, to a cavernous coffeehouse in calcutta, where coffee beans were first cultivated eight hundred years ago, Stewart Lee Allen treks three-quarters of the way around the world on a caffeinated quest to answer these profound questions: Did the advent of coffee give birth to an enlightened western civilization? Is coffee the substance that drives history? From the cliffhanging villages of Southern Yemen, the drinking spot for two of India’s Nobel Prize winners .

Dk adult. Harry N Abrams. From parisian salons and cafés where the french revolution was born, where something resembling brown water passes for coffee, to the roadside diners and chain restaurants of the good ol’ USA, Allen wittily proves that the world was wired long before the Internet. And those who deny the power of coffee namely tea drinkers do so at their own peril.

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