The Curious Barista’s Guide to Coffee
The definitive coffee guide: explore the world’s best coffee from growing and roasting to brewing and serving the perfect cup in this complete barista course.
For a lot of people, a cup of coffee need only be something of passable quality and sufficient heat that delivers the expected caffeine kick. The daily grind of life becomes a more evenly matched contest when there’s a mug of coffee at your side or a paper cup of it in your hand. The adoption of Italian espresso culture over the past 60 years has awarded the humble cup of joe with a refreshing new makeover, transforming coffee into something evocative, aspirational and sexy, while at the same time asking even the most macho of men to embrace fashionable Continental terms like ‘macchiato’. The espresso bar has, in turn, paved the way for the rise of the now ubiquitous American style chain-café which, these days, stands as a cultural middle ground between home and work, relaxation and concentration, comfort and functionality… oh, and they sell coffee, too.
That’s where The Curious Barista’s Guide to Coffee comes in. This guide to coffee takes you on a journey through the world of good coffee: from coffee’s 500-year history and how coffee beans get from the tree to your cup of joe to how to brew the perfect cup of espresso and how to make coffee-based drinks and desserts.
Dimensions: 24 x 19.5 cm
Features: 192 pages, Hardcover