This pocket-sized handbook is the perfect gift for coffee connoisseurs, those looking to grind and brew their own beans, and anyone who appreciates a cup of coffee with or without caffeine.
If you’re like most people, you start every day with a hot cup of joe. But beyond your steaming morning mug, there’s a whole culture of coffee waiting to be discovered. There are dozens of distinct brewing methods and recipes, with bean type, processing method, roast, and preparation working together to create unique tastes, textures, and aromas. Coffee is embedded in the traditions of many cultures around the world and is shared with others through ceremonies that integrate unique customs, foods, and accessories.
Within the pages of this guide, coffee lovers of all levels will find useful information, helpful how-tos, and fascinating trivia about their beloved beverage, including
· Highlights from Coffee History
· Anatomy of the Coffee Cherry
· Freshness in Coffee
· Caffeine Content 101
· Popular Espresso Drinks
· Coffee Cocktails
So get ready to read about the world’s best coffee-growing regions, learn how to host a coffee cupping like a pro, get tips for buying ethically sourced beans, and much, much more!