THE WORLD ATLAS OF COFFEE From beans to brewing - coffees explored, explained and enjoyed. Author James Hoffmann (2007 World Barista Champion)
ISBN: 9781845337872 Format: Hardcover Number Of Pages: 256 Published: 14 October 2014 Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 26.1 x 20.1 x 2.4
Coffee has never been better, or more interesting, than it is today. Champion barista and coffee roaster James Hoffmann examines these key factors, looking at varieties of coffee, the influence of terroir, how it is harvested and processed, the roasting methods used, through to the way in which the beans are brewed. Country by country - from Bolivia to Zambia - he then identifies key characteristics and the methods that determine the quality of that country's output. Along the way we learn about everything from the development of the espresso machine, to why strength guides on supermarket coffee are really not good news. This is the first book to chart the coffee production of over 35 countries, encompassing knowledge never previously published outside the coffee industry.
Author James Hoffmann is the managing director of Square Mile Coffee Roasters, a multi-award-winning coffee roasting company based in East London. He is also the World Barista Champion 2007, having won the UK Barista competition in both 2006 and 2007.