Books About Specialty Coffee

The World Atlas of Coffee

James Hoffmann

Coffee has never been better, or more interesting, than it is today. 

However, along with this has come an almost overwhelmingly diverse, and rich world for the coffee lover to explore. The World Atlas of Coffee is your definitive guide to great coffee.

It covers  how coffee is produced, from harvest through to the roasting process. 

All of the main brewing methods for the home are covered, with detailed guides and step by step photography 

Country by country, the Atlas covers the history, key growing regions and taste profiles of the countries producing the best coffees in the world.

 

The book even has it's own website.
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The Blue Bottle Craft Of Coffee

Caitlin Freeman, James Freeman, and Tara Duggan

One of America's most celebrated roasters explains how to choose, brew, and enjoy the new breed of artisan coffee at home, 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. Famous for its complex and flavorful coffee, Blue bottle delights its devoted patrons with exquisite pour-overs, delicious espresso, and specialized brewing methods.

Visit Blue Bottle's website to learn more about this wondeful specialty coffee roastery.

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The New Rules of Coffee 

Jordan Michelman, Zachary Carlsen

Pourover, cold brew, flat white, single origin—while coffee has become more complicated, it’s also more delicious.

 

Written by the founders and editors of Sprudge, the premier online outlet for coffee content, this collection of digestible rules–such as darker roast is not always stronger; you reserve the right to cream and sugar; and drinking coffee is one of the most global things you do every day–and whimsical illustrations is the only guide you need to navigate the brave new coffee world.

 

Whether you’re looking for help digesting the ever-expanding menu at your local cafe, curious about the next generation of coffee growers, or seeking the low-down on how often you really need to clean your French press, “The New Rules of Coffee” makes it easy.
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The Professional Barista's Handbook: An Expert Guide to Preparing Espresso, Coffee, and Tea 

Scott Rao

From the Author:

"When I began in the coffee business in 1993, I had read every book I could find about coffee.  After reading all of those books, however, I felt as if I hadn't learned much about how to make great coffee.  

 

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.  I would have traded in all of those books for one serious, practical book with relevant instruction about making great coffee in a café.  

 

After being in the coffee business for 15 years, I decided someone needed to write that book, so I wrote The Professional Barista’s Handbook."
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THAT'S ALL FOLKS!

Do you know of any great books on coffee not in our list? Do let us know here.

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