Simone Egger writes for The Age Good Food Guide and Epicure. She has authored books for adults and children and used to write guidebooks for Lonely Planet. She also used to wait tables and, for seven years, worked with a charming 1960s, stainless-steel Faema E61, brewing Italian coffee to deliver little doses of happiness.
Ruby Ashby Orr also made espresso coffee for seven years and was known to drink up to six short blacks in a shift. Since then she’s moderated her caffeine intake (a little) and now edits books in between coffee breaks.
There is no other beverage that gives you a better way to travel the world than coffee. You can literally taste the volcanic lava from Sumatra, smell the spice fields of India, and lift your spirits to the Colombian mountaintops in your morning cup of joe. The Art and Craft of Coffee shows you how to get the most out of your coffee, from fresh-roasted bean to hand-crafted brew.
In The Art and Craft of Coffee, Kevin Sinnott, the coffee worldâ€™s most ardent consumer advocate, educates, inspires, and caffeinates you.
Inside you will find:Delicous recipes for dozens of coffee and espresso beverages
'Whether you are an industry professional, a home enthusiast or anything in between, I truly believe this is a MUST read.' (Amazon customer)
'Informative, well-written and well presented. Coffee table and reference book - a winner' (Amazon customer)
'Very impressive. It's amazing how much territory is covered without overwhelming the reader. The abundant photos and images are absolutely coffee-table-worthy, but this book is so much more. I think it would be enjoyable for an obsessed coffee geek or someone who just enjoys their java.' (Amazon customer)
For everyone who wants to understand more about coffee and its wonderful nuances and possibilities, this is the book to have.
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 make sure the coffee we drink is the best we can find. Where coffee comes from, how it was harvested, the roasting process and the water used to make the brew are just a few of the factors that influence the taste of what we drink. Champion barista and coffee expert James Hoffmann examines these key factors, looking at varieties of coffee, the influence of terroir, how it is harvested and processed, the roasting methods used, through to the way in which the beans are brewed.
Country by country - from Bolivia to Zambia - he then identifies key characteristics and the methods that determine the quality of that country's output. Along the way we learn about everything from the development of the espresso machine, to why strength guides on supermarket coffee are really not good news. This is the first book to chart the coffee production of over 35 countries, encompassing knowledge never previously published outside the coffee industry.