The World Atlas of Coffee by James Hoffman is a guide to coffee from beans to brewing. 

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 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.

James Hoffman 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. For everyone who wants to understand more about coffee and its wonderful nuances and possibilities, this is a book to have in your library.


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Excellent Book!

By: on 15 July 2019
This is a great read, well written by an author who talks from deep involvement in specialty coffee industry but also from affection and love for all things coffee. The first half of the book covers everything from the agricultural origins of coffee to the various brewing methods and their histories. The whole industry is explained in a clear, eye-opening overview. The second half is devoted to specific growing regions and their special characteristics. I highly recommend this book, which should live in the bookshelf of every coffe lover, regardless of brewing style.

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