Encyclopedic in its reach, this book is valuable to anyone eager to immerse themselves in coffee. Each chapter is a thorough exploration of a given topic, written by an industry expert. The writing is accessible to everyone, even though the depth can sometimes be academic is scope. Topics cover a wide range of subjects, including coffee production, history, social science, natural science, country profiles, and medicine.
The book is divided into the following sections, but it covers a good deal more than they suggest:
Part 1 - The Coffee Business
Part 2 - The State of the Trade
Part 3 - The History of Coffee and Its Social Life
Part 4 - The Qualities of Coffee
Part 5 - The Future of Coffee
This book has been translated to Indonesian and Chinese. If you’re interested in these versions, please contact me.
Coffee: A Comprehensive Guide to the Bean, the Beverage, and the Industry (2013)