Hit The Books and Sip Your Coffee, Too
The fall season is always a time of new beginnings and reinventions. Whether you’re going back to school for the next degree, finishing up the schooling that you’ve been working on for years, or simply gearing up to send the kids back to school after a long summer at home, fall is the perfect time to rethink your routines and streamline your productivity. And if you’re anything like us, coffee plays a big role in your routine and daily productivity.
This fall, get to know the beverage that brings you to life every morning with a good book. Discover the golden coffee ratio, think about how coffee may affect foreign policy, and learn how to make the best cup of coffee possible with this reading list that will jump-start your coffee cravings, and in turn, jump-start your day.
God in a Cup: The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Coffee by Michelle Weissman
Published in 2008, God In A Cup tells the story of three coffee tycoons that have withstood the test of time: Peter Giuliani of Counter Culture, Geoff Watts of Intelligentsia, and Stumptown’s Duane Sorenson.
Weissman ventures into the competitive and nuanced world of coffee, detailing the coffee connoisseurs’ processes when it comes to sourcing the perfect cup of coffee.
The World Atlas of Coffee: From Beans to Brewing--Coffees Explored Explained, and Enjoyed by James Hoffman
The World Atlas of Coffee is as much of an informative tome as it is a coffee table book. With gorgeous photos set alongside a country-to-country guide to the best coffee in the world, the book covers how coffee is grown and harvested in addition to the best ways to brew it.
The book moves from country to country, detailing the methods, quality, and quantity of each country’s coffee output. This is the perfect book for coffee lovers looking to learn more about the connection between a good cup of coffee, and the work that goes into growing and harvesting coffee beans.
Coffee Obsession by Anette Moldvaer
While there’s plenty of books that tell the story of coffee from seed to cup, Coffee Obsession goes even further by detailing the flavor profiles of coffee from different regions, in addition to providing instructions for lattés, cappuccinos, and other iconic coffee beverages.
With over 130 recipes that will surely deliver something for every coffee lover’s unique tastes, you’ll feel like a trained barista after scouring the pages of this informative book.
The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee by James Freeman, Caitlin Freeman, and Tara Duggan
While other books may inform the reader about the global coffee trade, The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee delves more deeply into rather unorthodox styles of roasting and brewing. Blue Bottle founder James Freeman writes about his inspiration from Japanese styles of brewing, and details the nuanced art of the pour over, which his chain of coffee shops take extra pride in serving up.
Freeman’s book will help you take your own personal journey into the world of coffee one step further. The book also features sinfully delicious recipes for treats that are perfect for pairing with a good cup of coffee. Blue Bottle pastry chef Caitlin Freeman includes recipes for the perfect affogato, in addition to more unique recipes like saffron vanilla snickerdoodles, and stout coffee cake with pecan caraway streusel.