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Best Coffee Books Worth Your Attention

Here is a list of the best Coffee books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. The Daily Grind: How to open & run a coffee shop that makes money (2015)

 Best Coffee Books Worth Your AttentionA practical guide to opening and running a successful Independent Coffee Shop, essential reading for all Entrepreneurs. This is a highly practical book with very sound advice. Andrew & Claire are hugely experienced in the industry, and more importantly over several locations. So make sure you read it with a marker pen in your hand. Take all of their advice – it might just prevent you from making some very expensive mistakes.’John Richardson – The Coffee Boys‘Straight forward, independent, no-nonsense advice is not easy to find.This is a must read book for every budding and existing coffee shop entrepreneur. Even if…
Author(s): Andrew J Bowen, Claire E Bowen

2. Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World (2019)

 Best Coffee Books Worth Your AttentionUncommon Grounds tells the story of coffee from its discovery on a hill in ancient Abyssinia to the advent of Starbucks. Mark Pendergrast reviews the dramatic changes in coffee culture over the past decade, from the disastrous “Coffee Crisis” that caused global prices to plummet to the rise of the Fair Trade movement and the “third-wave” of quality-obsessed coffee connoisseurs. As the scope of coffee culture continues to expand, Uncommon Grounds remains more than ever a brilliantly entertaining guide to the currents of one of the world’s favorite beverages. #29,006…
Author(s): Mark Pendergrast

3. I Know Coffee: Harvesting, Blending, Roasting, Brewing, Grinding & Tasting Coffee (2017)

 Best Coffee Books Worth Your AttentionThis book is designed to walk you through everything you need to know about coffee from the seed to the cup.This book includes books 1,2,3,4 and 7 from the “I Know Coffee” series.Terrific, up-to-date overview. One of the best coffee books available now. – Amazon Top ContributorIt begins with an overview of cultivars and varieties, and the major differences between the three primary coffee-growing regions (Africa, Asia, and the Americas). This chapter will also give an explanation of harvesting, processing and drying methods, and the ways those can impact the bean’s development and most prominent flavor notes.For many the…
Author(s): Jessica Simms

4. Modulating the Flavor Profile of Coffee (2015)

 Best Coffee Books Worth Your AttentionIn my time roasting for companies on the West Coast and the Midwest, I have had the opportunity to roast coffee on an assortment of different machines. I have roasted a variety of single origins and blends, and I’ve experimented with roast profiles while taking meticulous notes, both during roasting and later at the cupping table. Throughout my years of experimentation, I’ve discovered some commonalities in how changes in the roasting profile affect the flavor of the coffee In this handbook, I have pinpointed these aspects of the roast profile and detailed why they matter to development of flavor in the…
Author(s): Rob Hoos

5. Coffee: A Comprehensive Guide to the Bean, the Beverage, and the Industry (2017)

 Best Coffee Books Worth Your AttentionCoffee: A Comprehensive Guide to the Bean, the Beverage, and the Industry offers a definitive guide to the many rich dimensions of the bean and the beverage around the world. Leading experts from business and academia consider coffee’s history, global spread, cultivation, preparation, marketing, and the environmental and social issues surrounding it today. They discuss, for example, the impact of globalization; the many definitions of organic, direct trade, and fair trade; the health of female farmers; the relationships among shade, birds, and…
Author(s): Robert W. Thurston , Jonathan Morris, et al.

6. The Coffee Trader: A Novel (Ballantine Reader’s Circle) (2004)

 Best Coffee Books Worth Your AttentionAmsterdam, 1659: On the world’s first commodities exchange, fortunes are won and lost in an instant. Miguel Lienzo, a sharp-witted trader in the city’s close-knit community of Portuguese Jews, knows this only too well. Once among the city’s most envied merchants, Miguel has suddenly lost everything. Now, impoverished and humiliated, living in his younger brother’s canal-flooded basement, Miguel must find a way to restore his wealth and reputation.Miguel enters into a partnership with a seductive Dutchwoman who offers him one last chance at success—a daring plot to…
Author(s): David Liss

7. Coffee: Growing, Processing, Sustainable Production (2012)

 Best Coffee Books Worth Your AttentionAn outstanding and currently the only comprehensive handbook for the coffee-professional. 40 authors from the leading coffee-growing countries present the most recent technologies applied to coffee husbandry. The book features 900 carefully selected illustrations, 300 of these in full color, which substantiate the written text. The handbook provides basic guidelines and recommendations which are applicable everywhere rather than referring to any specific country. Added to this, the reader will find numerous data tables and an overview of relevant information sources. #560,850 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)…
Author(s): Jean Nicolas Wintgens

8. Coffee with Mom: Caring for a Parent with Dementia (2019)

 Best Coffee Books Worth Your AttentionSometimes, life takes you places you don’t want to go.    Dementia and Alzheimer’s is a journey no one wants to take, yet  life doesn’t give us a choice. Author Mike Glenn's mom didn’t want to be sick, and while she couldn’t overcome the devastation of disease, she wasn’t going down without a fight.   She fought the illness, denying its presence. She fought the doctors, “Who were these idiots anyway?” And she fought him, “How come you think you’re in charge now?”  Coffee with Mom is a book about a…
Author(s): Mike Glenn

9. The Design of Coffee: An Engineering Approach (2016)

 Best Coffee Books Worth Your AttentionThe Design of Coffee provides a non-mathematical introduction to chemical engineering, as illustrated by the roasting and brewing of coffee. Hands-on coffee experiments demonstrate key engineering principles, including material balances, chemical kinetics, mass transfer, fluid mechanics, conservation of energy, and colloidal phenomena. The experiments lead to an engineering design competition where contestants strive to make the using the – a classic engineering optimization problem, but one that is both fun and tasty!Anybody with access to a sink, electricity, and inexpensive coffee roasting and brewing…
Author(s): William Ristenpart, Tonya Kuhl

10. Coffee Culture (Routledge Series for Creative Teaching and Learning in Anthropology) (2017)

 Best Coffee Books Worth Your AttentionCoffee Culture: Local experiences, Global Connections explores coffee as (1) a major commodity that shapes the lives of millions of people; (2) a product with a dramatic history; (3) a beverage with multiple meanings and uses (energizer, comfort food, addiction, flavouring, and confection); (4) an inspiration for humor and cultural critique; (5) a crop that can help protect biodiversity yet also threaten the environment; (6) a health risk and a health food; and (7) a focus of alternative trade efforts. This book presents coffee as a commodity that ties the world together, from the coffee producers and…
Author(s): Catherine M. Tucker

11. Grounded: The Fundamentals for Brewing a Delicious Cup of Coffee (2017)

 Best Coffee Books Worth Your AttentionGrounded is a cookbook for home brewing coffee. It teaches recipes and theory for the French Press, Mizudashi, Clever, Aeropress, Chemex, V60, and Wave. “Great coffee is grown carefully. It is processed intentionally. It is exported expediently. It is stored cautiously. It is roasted flavorfully. It is packaged intelligently. It is brewed… At every level of coffee production, great care is taken to ensure that crop quality doesn’t diminish before reaching the consumer. But most consumers take coffee home and shrug because the brewing is a mystery. Brewing great coffee shouldn’t be a…
Author(s): Gregory Alford, Steven Eggert

12. Exstresso: Taking a Coffee Break with God (2017)

 Best Coffee Books Worth Your AttentionHave you ever felt stressed out? Tired? Weary? We all have. Where do we turn when we are stressed, or better yet, WHO do we turn to? In Exstresso: Taking a Coffee Break with God, you will find six weeks of short devotions filled with personal stories of inspiration and encouragement to help you slow down and stir in a little time with Jesus every day. Find a few minutes each morning to sit at your coffee table, trust God no matter what you are facing, and take a coffee break with God. #122,962 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1056 in Christian Devotionals (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a…
Author(s): Leah Whitton, Jessica Casarez

13. The Coffee Break Screenwriter: Writing Your Script Ten Minutes at a Time – 2nd Edition (2016)

 Best Coffee Books Worth Your AttentionThe writer receives guidance and tips at every stage of the often intimidating writing process with a relaxed, “ten minutes at a time” method that focuses the writer and pushes him or her forward. At each step, writers are encouraged to “Take Ten” and tackle an element of their script using the templates and tools provided. “What You’ve Accomplished” sections help writers review their progress. And “Ten-Minute Lectures” distill and demystify old school theory, allowing the writer to unblock and get writing. #129,805 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #2189 in Performing Arts (Books) #132…
Author(s): Pilar Alessandra

14. COFFEE: AN ADULT COLORING BOOK: A Coffee Coloring Book For Adults (2019)

 Best Coffee Books Worth Your AttentionCOFFEE: AN ADULT COLORING BOOK: A Coffee Coloring Book For Adults*An awesome collection of Coffee coloring patterns*Perfect for relaxation and stress relief*2 copies of each image, for two chances to color!*Rad original designs, from Scribble Press! #1,352,815 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #634 in Coffee & Tea (Books) #1491 in Illustration and Graphic Design #9721 in Coloring Books for Grown-Ups Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Skyler Rankin

Best Coffee Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some coffee books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World

Author(s): Mark Pendergrast
ID: 2392179, Publisher: Basic Books, Year: 9 July 2019, Size: 30 Mb, Format: epub

The Coffee Bean: A Simple Lesson to Create Positive Change

Author(s): Jon Gordon, Damon West
ID: 2388427, Publisher: Wiley, Year: 26 Jun 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub

Quality Determinants In Coffee Production

Author(s): Lucas Louzada Pereira; Taís Rizzo Moreira
ID: 2866256, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 22 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to Washington Post, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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