The global bestseller The World Atlas of Coffee (1.4 million copies) by James Hoffmann, world champion barista and co-founder of Square Mile roasters in London, is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys drinking coffee and wants to learn more about how coffee is grown, processed and roasted.
Coffee has never been better or more interesting than it is today. Coffee producers have access to more varieties and techniques than ever before, and we, as consumers, can share in that expertise to ensure that the coffee we drink is the best we can find. Where the coffee comes from, how it was harvested, the roasting process and the water used to make the brew are just some of the factors that influence the taste of what we drink.
Champion barista and coffee expert James Hoffmann examines these key factors, looking at coffee varieties, the influence of terroir, how the coffee is harvested and processed, the roasting methods used and how the beans are brewed. Country by country - from Bolivia to Zambia - he then identifies the key characteristics and methods that determine the quality of that country's production. Along the way, we learn everything from the development of the espresso machine to why supermarket coffee strength guides are not actually good news.
For anyone who wants to learn more about coffee and its wonderful nuances and possibilities, this is the book to have. The beautifully designed book charts the coffee production of more than 35 countries, and it contains knowledge never before published outside the coffee industry.
Title: The World Atlas of Coffee
Author: James Hoffmann
Size: 257 x 201 x 25 mm
Size: 272 pages
Weight: 1105 grams