A great little book that will provide all the starting knowledge you'd need to get into home espresso.
Clive Coffee worked on this 48 page book for a while, and finally released it earlier in 2013. The Craft of Espresso pairs the writing of Hanna Neuschwander (author of Left Coast Roast) with the illustrative work of Ben Blake (DrawCoffee fame).
The book covers the beginning basics of espresso preparation and milk foaming; but also touches on some advanced home espresso techniques. Makes a great stocking stuffer!
Column Description Whether it's up to the minute, happening this day, this week, or in the recent past, this column's goal is to present coffee and attempts to make the experience truly culinary. You'll find short reviews about past events, interesting coffees coming on the market, new and different ways to enjoy espresso and other brewing methods, and give an insight into efforts around the globe to make coffee a truly culinary thing. Column written by Mark Prince.