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Posted Mon Jun 24, 2013, 8:50am
Subject: Top 3 Coffee Books
 

I'm curious as to what the essential library of a coffee geek contains. I'm interested in brew methods, espresso, and roasting, so pretty much the gamut of coffee for a home enthusiast. I'm aware of some books held in high esteem. Now I'm interested in what particular users on this forum choose, and how they rank.

What are your top three books on coffee?
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Posted Mon Jun 24, 2013, 12:05pm
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My pick for one and two.
http://www.professionalbaristashandbook.com/
Three is up for grabs, anyone? LOL

 
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Posted Mon Jun 24, 2013, 2:19pm
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Steve, GREAT LINK
I am saving the text now!

 
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Posted Tue Jun 25, 2013, 2:42pm
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Netphilosopher Said:

OH!  Free books don't count!

This book was written before the change in copyright laws (1922):

All About Coffee, by William H. Ukers

But it's about the largest and most complete compendium on coffee history, brewing methods, etc. that you'll find for this price. (public domain)

Posted June 24, 2013 link

Two things struck me after reading a significant portion of this book. Government and the Crown were incredibly corrupt. Nothing has changed there. Both still manipulate to achieve their ends.

Secondly, Christianity and Islam took any opportunity to declare coffee the work of Satan or the like. Fortunately, people have come to their senses and recognize this foolishness for what it is.

While we have come a long way, we still have a long way to go.

The book itself is a very good resource.
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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013, 6:39pm
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Well, what sort of books about coffee?

I tend to enjoy less books about how to do it than about people's journeys. One of my favorites is "God in a Cup" - Click Here (www.barnesandnoble.com)

It actually was a part of my journey to a higher grade of coffee.

 
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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013, 8:13pm
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I saw God In A Cup and was really interested in reading it. My request is any book coffee-related, so it totally fits the original question! Thanks for the recommendation!
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Posted Sat Jun 29, 2013, 11:53pm
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Thnx Steve for that link, seems to me really worth my time.
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Posted Mon Oct 21, 2013, 7:52am
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Some Coffee Geek members might be interested in a book for which I am senior editor; it's Coffee:  A Comprehensive Guide to the Bean, the Beverage, and the Industry, from Rowman and Littlefield.  It's available at all the standard sellers, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.  Contributors are from all over the world.  They cover a wide variety of topics, e.g. where does the money go, what is organic, certified coffee, how is coffee grown and processed, roasting, producing and consuming country profiles, and more.
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