Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Books about coffee

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Books about coffee


    Just wondering if you guys have any recommendation of a good book on coffee?

  • #2
    Re: Books about coffee

    Hi Afton

    Depends on what you are looking for? Are you looking for a how to, history, general information etc? Espresso Quest, sold in BeanBay would be a good start, as it is a great read with great photos. You will definitely learn something.

    Ben

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Books about coffee

      Hi Afton

      I can also commend Espresso Quest. I have read about 1/5 of the book. The author writes well, he engages the reader in his quest for perfection in coffee from the growing to the brewing by the barista. The photos are excellent and the book is well typeset and produced. Its a very good "coffee table" book also to just leave lying around for friends to have a look at whilst they sip your coffee as you can open it just about anywhere and start reading.

      Mike

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Books about coffee

        Have bought and read too many coffee books for a newbie. :-[

        Just finished an older one I found called "The Perfect Cup" by Timothy James Castle. Very good country, region and estate break downs of coffee bean growing, processing styles and quality. I enjoyed it.

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Books about coffee

          If chemistry doesnt bore you, you should buy the Illy book.

          Some others books and websites listed in the thread below.
          http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1207724527

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Books about coffee

            Theres heaps of books on plantations and processing...theyre all about $200+ each though.

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Books about coffee

              Originally posted by Ben_S link=1215543548/0#1 date=1215549339

              Espresso Quest, sold in BeanBay would be a good start, as it is a great read with great photos. You will definitely learn something.

              Ben
              Im curious about the authors name - Instaurator - is that a real name?

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: Books about coffee

                Its his real name.

                http://www.mountaintopcoffee.com.au/assets/Courier%20Mail%20-%20Master%20of%20the%20brew%20_Mar%2005_.pdf

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: Books about coffee

                  Did you know Instaurator is the only WBC certified judge ever to score 100% on sensory?

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: Books about coffee

                    Originally posted by Wushoes - David S link=1215543548/0#8 date=1217333545
                    Did you know Instaurator is the only WBC certified judge ever to score 100% on sensory?
                    Woot! Inny!

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: Books about coffee

                      Originally posted by Wushoes - David S link=1215543548/0#8 date=1217333545
                      Did you know Instaurator is the only WBC certified judge ever to score 100% on sensory?
                      David do you mean he gave a score of 100% to a contestant
                      or
                      His sensory perception is at a level of 100%

                      KK

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: Books about coffee

                        Hi all

                        Another excellent book is Scott Raos "The Professional Baristas Handbook". Its one of the few books that has some data on aspects such as the percolation of water through the coffee puck, the extraction process, basket shape and other aspects of "puckology". It also has sections on grinding, milk techniques etc.

                        I would certainly recommend this book as its technical content is excellent but its also written very well.

                        Mike

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: Books about coffee

                          I have an awesome book called

                          "Coffee floats Tea sinks"
                          (Through history and technology to a complete understanding.)

                          by Ian Bersten it is a fantastic, interesting and knowledgeable read.

                          Craig.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Re: Books about coffee

                            not so much a technical guide (no technique here), more a novel of sorts but a good read nonetheless.
                            "the devils cup"

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Re: Books about coffee

                              I have read the devils cup - really enjoyed.

                              Another good read is Black Gold - more historical and factual than the devils cup - which was more of a travel book I think.

                              Black Gold shows what an unbelievable impact that the coffee trade has had on the world.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X