The World Atlas of Coffee: From beans to brewing - coffees explored, explained and enjoyed Hardcover – 4 October 2018
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The World Atlas of Coffee
From beans to brewing - coffees explored, explained and enjoyed
Meet James Hoffman
James Hoffmann is the managing director of Square Mile Coffee Roasters, a multi-award-winning coffee roasting company based in East London. He is also the World Barista Champion 2007, having won the UK Barista competition in both 2006 and 2007. He writes a popular blog, www.jimseven.com, about coffee and the coffee business. The World Atlas of Coffee is his first book.
This ultimate guide to coffee contains comprehensive details on the beans and brews of more than 35 countries.
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. For everyone who wants to understand more about coffee and its wonderful nuances and possibilities, this is the book to have.
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Once again I'm very impressed (like usual of all your ingenious efforts in social media and videos and print).. Let me first put down your World Atlas of Coffee.. I'm standing up applauding you.. "Bravo! Exceptional Work! Amazing photos and details. Nothing left to chance.. Right down to the paper quality and clean crisp layout.. very much appreciated! Your genuine love of Coffee, is all too apparent. You've shared your knowledge and experience with each page and intimate photos.
I enjoyed reading 37 pages before I just bookmarked and closed the book for the night. Then.. I thought I'll post my initial thoughts and praise on Amazon for all to see and read!
The only way this book could have been improved was with an autographed copy!
Thanks for making my coffee experience much better!
The book takes you from the coffee processing, to brewing techniques and growing regions around the world. It is a well explained book with historic details and tips about coffe tasting.
I can't tell you how much I've liked this book, I'm currently reading it and I'm actually devouring it as the coffe enthusiast that I've become.
I would recommend this book to anyone who appreciates the taste of a good cup of coffee and wants to dive into the culture a little bit further.
And finally if you want to further the experience this book provides with more visuals I recommend you to check James Hoffman's YouTube channel.
He also fails to accurately describe how coffee spread to Europe as he never mentions the oldest coffee house in Europe “Coffe Baum” in Leipzig, Germany, founded in 1694. Many notable personages met here and enjoyed the popular drink. Gottsched, Klinger, E. T. A. Hoffmann or Wagner were often seen going in and out. Goethe, Lessing, Bach and Grieg were also known to be guests there. In the Schumann Room. The sandstone sculpture above the doorway to “Coffe Baum” is especially famous. An Ottoman offers cupid a cup of coffee. It symbolizes the meeting of the Christian western world with the Islamic East. No other than Augustus the Strong was supposed to have donated this sculpture as way of saying thank you to the landlady, who had taken immaculate care of him. Today, it is one of the most important coffee museums’ worldwide.
I am nor even sure if Mr. Hoffmann travel to the places he is talking about. Half the book is filled with photographs of coffee farms, yet there is no explanation or reference to who took the pictures? He is not in any of them. So where did he get them? It's basically a compilation of various info about coffee business that can be found on the internet. Many chapters are only 1-1.5 pages and does not contain any meaningful material. Not impressed at all.
In my opinion, its a book written by a barista, popularized by blogging to make some money. It's a coffee table book at best but even for that it 's too small. Save your money and don't buy this book.