I've already recommended this book to Barista Magazine readers countless times. Taking the reader on a global tour of coffee-growing countries, The World Atlas of Coffee presents the bean in full-color photographs and concise, informative text. It shows the origins of coffee -- where it is grown, the people who grow it; and the cultures in which coffee is a way of life -- and the world of consumption -- processing, grades, the consumer and the modern culture of coffee.
Plants of the genus Coffea are cultivated in more than 70 countries but primarily in equatorial Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa.
The World Atlas of Coffee: From Beans to Brewing—Coffees Explored, Explained and Enjoyed. by James Hoffmann. Details; Look Inside.
For some countries, including Central African Republic, Colombia, Ethiopia, and Honduras, coffee is the number one export and critical to the economy.
Organized by continent and then further by country or region, The World Atlas of Coffee presents the brew in color spreads packed with information. They include: The history of coffee generally and regionally The role of colonialism for example, in Burundi under colonial rule of Belgium, coffee production was best described as coercive.
Every peasant farmer had to cultivate at least 50 coffee trees near their home. Map of growing regions and detail maps Charts explaining differences in growing regions within a country Inset boxes For example, what is the Potato Defect?
Is Cuban coffee legal in the United States? The politics of coffee and the fair trade, organic and shade grown phenomena Beautiful color photographs taken in the field. Americans consume million cups of coffee per day, equivalent to billion cups of coffee per year, making the United States the leading consumer of coffee in the world. The World Atlas of Coffee is an excellent choice for these coffee lovers.
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James Hoffmann is a coffee expert, author and the World Barista Champion. Along with a team of experts, he operates Square Mile Coffee Roasters, a multi-award-winning coffee roasting company based in East London, UK, which sources and imports coffee direct from growers, and roasts the beans on their premises. James also travels Select Parent Grandparent Teacher Kid at heart. Age of the child I gave this to:.
Hours of Play:. Tell Us Where You Are:. Preview Your Review. Thank you. Your review has been submitted and will appear here shortly. Reviews Rated 5 out of 5 by Anna from Really good book! If you are looking for some coffee knowledge you have to check this book. Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by Yavina from Very Detailed This book is a good buy to me.
I didn't expect it to have so many nice printed picture of coffee related stuffs. I haven't finish reading it, but by looking through, it's been useful for me to get enough coffee knowledge.
For example, it shows each type of bean picture, and explain what grade of beans they are why they are AB grade, or AA grade, or pulped natural process They included few sections: 1 introduction to coffee; 2 from bean to cup 3 coffee origins and divided into each area sections etc Extra Content. Editorial Reviews This single-volume "all you want to know about coffee"book fills a gap in the popular reference literature.
Though the title uses the more academic word atlas, this is actually a readable work on coffee, albeit arranged by continent and then by region. It seeks to provide information on where coffee is grown, the people who grow it, and the coffee culture at large. The book begins with an introduction to coffee and the process of getting from the bean to the cup.
I've already recommended this book to our readers countless times. It covers where coffee is grown, the people who grow it and the cultures in which it is a way of life. The bestselling reference updated and expanded with seven new coffee-growing countries. Praise for the first edition: "Fills a gap in the popular reference literature. Well-written, informative, and a must-have for general readers who want to know more about their favorite morning brew.
The atlas portion contains 30 pages covering Africa; 22 pages, Asia; and 68 pages, the Americas. As seen in other Firefly books, it is profusely illustrated with color plates. Recommended for circulating collections at libraries where interest in coffee is high.