Here is a carefully compiled list of coffee-related reads. As you make your way through the titles you will soon learn that coffee is much more than a drink…
- Coffee Latte Art Book
by Daniel Benmayor
For all those people who’ve been wondering how to paint a leaf on their latte froth…this book will show you how in colour.
- Coffee: A Guide to Buying, Brewing, and Enjoying, Fifth Edition
by Kenneth Davids (Author)
“When the first edition of this book appeared in the mid-1970s finding a good cappuccino or a bag of freshly roasted specialty coffee was an act of esoteric consumerism often requiring miles of freeway travel and penetration into select corners of large American cities….”
- Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World
by Mark Pendergrast
“Possibly the cradle of mankind, the ancient land of Abyssinia, now called Ethiopia, is the birthplace of coffee…”
- The Coffee Paradox: Global markets, commodity trade and the elusive promise of development
by Benoit Daviron and Stefano Ponte
Next time you take a sip, spare some thought for the complexity of the beans in your drink.
- Coffee: A Dark History
by Antony Wild
“The catastrophically low price currently paid to the producers of coffee is leading to the largest enforced global lay-off of workers in history…”
- On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mysteries, No. 1)
by Cleo Coyle
- The Coffee Companion: A Connoisseur’s Guide
by Jon Thorn , Michael Segal
- All Over Coffee
by Paul Madonna
- Confronting the Coffee Crisis: Fair Trade, Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecosystems in Mexico and Central America
by Christopher M. Bacon et al
- The Social Life of Coffee: The Emergence of the British Coffeehouse
- The Coffee Table, Coffee Table Book
by Alexander Payne , James Zemaitis
Just as Kramer promised…this book is a must have for coffee lovers
- Coffee with Plato (Coffee with…Series)
by Donald R. Moor, Robert M. Pirsig (Foreword)
Part of an intriguing series, Coffee with Plato is a reminder of the importance of the coffee break, coupled with a good book.
- Cafes and Coffee Shops, No. 2
by Martin M Pegler
Not your standard caffeine joints…these have won awards for their café style…
- Top 100 Coffee Recipes: How to Prepare, Serve & Experience Tasty & Healthy Coffee for All Occasions
by Mary Ward
- Espresso Coffee: Professional Techniques
by David C. Schomer
- Googie: Fifties Coffee Shop Architecture
by Alan Hess
- Coffee Time: Perk Up with Puzzles, Brainteasers, and Trivia
by Patrick Merrell Helene Hovanec
Just the thing to keep your mind busy on your next coffee break.
- The World Encyclopedia of Coffee by Mary Banks
The definitive coffee table book.
- Costa Rica Before Coffee: Society and Economy on the Eve of the Export Boom
by Lowell Gudmundson
Something to get the conversation going at your next dinner party.
- All About Coffee
by William H. Ukers
The second and standard edition of this definitive work on the history and influence of coffee. Covers the historical, technical, scientific, commercial, social and artistic dimensions of coffee. A still unsurpassed work on the subject.
- The Little Book of Coffee
by Alain Stella
- Coffee Indulgences
by Susannah Blake, Martin Brigdale (Photographer)
Some incredible ways to manipulate the good old bean…who ever thought you could do so much with coffee.
- Cappuccino/Espresso: The Book of Beverages
by Christie Katona; Thomas Katona
- Coffee 2009 Calendar: The World’s Great Recipes and Stories
by Ghigo Press
- Antique Coffee Grinders: American, English, And European
by Michael L. White Judith A. Sivonda
- The New York Times Coffee, Tea or Crosswords: 75 Light and Easy Puzzles
by The New York Times
- Sacred Trees, Bitter Harvests: Globalizing Coffee in Northwest Tanzania (Social History of Africa Series)
In Northwest Tanzania, coffee is much more than a drink. Colonial and postcolonial relations have long been intertwined with coffee. This is another book that will force you to look beyond the bean and towards the politics of coffee.
- The Chocolate and Coffee Bible
- The Birth of Coffee
by Daniel Lorenzetti, Linda Rice Lorenzetti
“There is something endlessly fascinating about coffee. It is almost magical in its lore, dynamic in its history, and rich in its countless traditions,” says Rice Lorenzetti. “To tell the story of coffee is to tell much about the nature of humankind…. The story of coffee rests in the faces of these people–in their labor, in their lives, in their hands.”
- For the Love of Coffee by Tara Reed
- Creating Coffee Tables: An Artistic Approach (Schiffer Book for Woodworkers)
by Craig Vandall Stevens , Bruce M. Waters
Another take on the coffee table book about coffee tables, with a technical touch.
- The Little Black Book of Coffee
by Karen Berman (Author), Kerren Barbas (Illustrator)