The Ultimate Brew: Must-Read Coffee Books for Any Coffee Lover's Reading List
Coffee and books have always been a classic pairing. Whether you are a coffee enthusiast or a bookworm, there is nothing quite like the experience of sipping a cup of freshly brewed coffee while diving into a good book. There is even a whole genre of books dedicated to coffee!
- "The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee" by James Freeman, Caitlin Freeman, and Tara Duggan. If you are a coffee lover who enjoys making coffee at home, this book is for you. "The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee" is a comprehensive guide to brewing the perfect cup of coffee, covering everything from selecting the right beans to the best brewing methods.
- “Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World" by Mark Pendergrast. Coffee has a long and fascinating history, and Uncommon Grounds provides an in-depth look at how this beloved beverage has influenced cultures and economies around the world. From the first coffee houses in Constantinople to the rise of Starbucks, this book covers it all.
- “God in a Cup: The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Coffee" by Michaele Weissman for coffee enthusiasts who are passionate about specialty coffee, "God in a Cup" is must-read. This book follows the journey of three coffee experts as they search for the perfect cup of coffee, traveling to coffee farms in Panama, Ethiopia, and Honduras.
- “The Coffee Dictionary: An A-Z of Coffee, From Growing and Roasting to Brewing and Tasting" by Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood If you've ever been confused by coffee terminology, this book is for you. "The Coffee Dictionary" is a comprehensive guide to all things coffee, covering everything from coffee plant varietals to brewing techniques. With beautiful illustrations and easy-to-understand explanations, this book is a great resource for anyone looking to deepen their coffee knowledge.
- "Coffee: A Global History" by Jonathan Morris for those interested in the cultural and social significance of coffee, "Coffee: A Global History" provides a fascinating exploration of how coffee has influenced everything from politics to art. From its origins in Ethiopia to the rise of specialty coffee culture, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in coffee's impact on the world.
In addition, many books feature coffee as a central theme or element. Here are some coffee-themed novels to check out:
- "The Coffee Trader" by David Liss Set in 17th-century Amsterdam, "The Coffee Trader" follows the story of a Jewish trader who becomes embroiled in the high-stakes world of coffee trading.
- "The Coffeehouse Mysteries" series by Cleo Coyle This cozy mystery series follows the adventures of coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi as she solves crimes in New York City. With plenty of coffee puns and recipes included, these books are perfect for coffee and mystery lovers alike.
- "The World Atlas of Coffee: From Beans to Brewing - Coffees Explored, Explained and Enjoyed" by James Hoffmann This beautifully designed and informative book is a great way to learn more about the coffee culture around the world. With detailed maps and descriptions of coffee-growing regions, as well as information on brewing methods and coffee shops, this book is a must-read for anyone who loves coffee.
So, whether you're a coffee lover, a bookworm, or both, there are plenty.