This coffee-appreciating guide from 2009 James Beard Award Winner and World Barista Champion James Hoffmann covers everything from the plant’s origins to how to make the perfect cup, explaining coffees of all varieties along the way. Featuring more than 100 photographs and maps of coffee farms and landscapes, this comprehensive exploration also includes an illustrated guide to brewing equipment and techniques.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for coffee lovers who want to dive deeper into the history and production of their favorite drink. Hoffmann provides an in-depth exploration of all things coffee, from the plant’s origins to how to make the perfect cup. Featuring beautiful photography and maps, this guide is also a must-have for any homebrewer looking to up their game.
- Comprehensive exploration of coffee
- Illustrated guide to brewing equipment and techniques
- 100 photographs and maps of coffee farms and landscapes
- The book can be dense at times making it difficult to read
- The author’s personal opinions are often included in the writing which can disrupt the flow of information
- The photographs and maps are beautiful but sparse
Learn more about the author
James Hoffmann is a coffee expert, having worked as a World Barista Champion and Director of Coffee at Square Mile Coffee Roasters. He’s also the author of The Home Espresso Workbook .
“The World Atlas of Coffee is one of the most beautiful, informative books I’ve ever read on coffee. James Hoffmann’s passion for coffee and experience as a world champion barista are obvious on every page. If you want to learn about where your coffee comes from, how it’s made, and how to make the best cup possible, this is the book for you.”
“The World Atlas of Coffee is the coffee lover’s dream come true. Not only does it contain beautiful and informative photographs of coffee farms all over the world, but James Hoffmann provides deep insights into each type of coffee bean and its unique flavor profile. This book will educate you on every step of the coffee production process, from planting to roasting to brewing, and leave you with a newfound appreciation for one of the world’s favorite drinks.”
“This coffee book is a must have for anyone who loves coffee. James Hoffmann takes you on an amazing journey of the history, production and tasting of various coffees from around the world. I learned so much about origins, processing and brewing techniques that my appreciation for this complex beverage has skyrocketed.”
“If you are at all interested in coffee, this book is a must-read. It will teach you about the origins of coffee, the different types of beans and brewing methods, and more. The author’s passion for coffee is clear throughout the text.”