This pocket-sized handbook is the perfect gift for coffee connoisseurs, those looking to grind and brew their own beans, and anyone who appreciates a cup of coffee with or without caffeine.
If you’re like most people, you start every day with a hot cup of joe. But beyond your steaming morning mug, there’s a whole world waiting to be discovered—from roast varieties to brewing methods to the traditions, ceremonies, and customs of cultures around the globe.
Within the pages of this guide, coffee lovers of all levels will find useful information, helpful how-tos, and fascinating trivia about their beloved beverage, including:
• Highlights from Coffee History
• Anatomy of the Coffee Cherry
• Freshness in Coffee
• Caffeine Content 101
• Popular Espresso Drinks
• Coffee Cocktails
So get ready to read about the world’s best coffee-growing regions, learn how to host a coffee cupping like a pro, get tips for buying ethically sourced beans, and much, much more!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Candace Rose Rardon is a travel writer, illustrator, and avid coffee and tea drinker. The author of Stuff Every Tea Lover Should Know and Stuff Every Coffee Lover Should Know, her work has appeared on Longreads, National Geographic, BBC Travel, and the Calm meditation app, among others. Originally from the East Coast, she has spent the past decade travelling through more than fifty countries and falling in love with the fascinating beverage traditions found across the world.