Last, but not least, here's our suggestions for some great books on coffee to pick up for your favourite CoffeeGeek this holiday season.
Espresso Coffee - Professional Techniques David Schomer's revised version of a book that many, many pros cut their teeth on for more than a decade. $30
Home Coffee Roasting Many point to this book as the bible for the revival of home roasting - everything from using popcorn poppers to more recent techniques is covered. $12.50
Everything But Espresso A look at thoroughly modern brewing methods for everything except for espresso $35
Espresso Coffee - The Science of Quality For me, this is an absolute must have book if you are into espresso. More espresso science between two covers than any other resource. Out of this normal price range, but we have to recommend it. $90
The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee James Freeman and crew from Blue Bottle talk about their philosophy and concepts behind good coffee. $16
Java Trekker - Dispaches from Fair Trade Dean Cycon's grand tale of coffee and the development of the Fair Trade program. Quite enjoyable read! $13.50
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.