3 Books to Improve Your Coffee Knowledge
It's easier to brew bad coffee than good coffee. In order to democratize coffee culture and thus help you better understand the many nuances in its production, purchase and preparation, here are some great reads.
Stuff Every Coffee Lover Should Know, Candace Rose Rarden
This little pocket guide is a must if you want to understand the basics of coffee. It is packed with an incredible amount of information including the origin of coffee, traditions associated with coffee consumption around the world, as well as methods of preparation and serving.
The World Atlas of Coffee, by James Hoffmann
James Hoffmann is a coffee expert and co-founder of Square Mile Coffee Roasters, an award-winning roaster based in East London, England. He is also the 2007 World Barista Champion.
In this book, James discusses all aspects of coffee cultivation and consumption, from its origin to the methods of grading coffee. He also touches on the art of roasting and brewing coffee.
The Physics of Filter Coffee, Jonathan Gagné
Jonathan Gagné is an astrophysicist associate professor at the Université de Montréal. He is incredibly passionate about coffee. After more than a year of research and accumulations of data related to the preparation of filter coffee, he published The Physics of Filter Coffee in November 2020.
Jonathan takes a scientific look at what many consider an art. His theories are backed by comprehensive data and are revolutionizing the coffee industry. You can also follow his coffee-related adventures on his blog coffeeadastra.com.