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Coffee Table Books About Coffee - Unwind with a Perfect Pair

The Ultimate Guide to Coffee Table Books for Coffee Lovers

Are you a coffee lover who enjoys reading about the history, culture, and art of coffee? Do you want to decorate your home or office with beautiful books that showcase your passion for coffee? Maybe you want to create a cozy nook in your house to enjoy your coffee. If so, you’re in luck. There are many coffee table books that celebrate the world of coffee and offer a feast for the eyes and the mind.

What are Coffee Table Books?

Coffee table books are large, hardcover books that are designed to be displayed on a coffee table or a similar surface. They usually contain stunning photographs, illustrations, or artwork, along with informative text or captions. Coffee table books are not meant to be read cover to cover, but rather browsed through at leisure.

Coffee table books are a great way to express your personality, interests, and style. They can also spark conversations, inspire ideas, and provide entertainment. Whether you’re looking for a gift for a coffee lover, or a treat for yourself, you can’t go wrong with a coffee table book about coffee.

Let's take a look at 10 of the best coffee table books about coffee. These books cover topics such as the history of coffee, the coffee production process, the different types of coffee, the coffee culture around the world, and the art of coffee making and drinking.

These books are sure to delight any coffee enthusiast and add some flavor to your home or office.

10 Coffee Table Books for the Caffeine-Obsessed

Here are our picks for the 10 best coffee table books for coffee lovers, in no particular order.

1. The World Atlas of Coffee: From Beans to Brewing - Coffees Explored, Explained and Enjoyed by James Hoffmann

This book is a comprehensive guide to the world of coffee, written by James Hoffmann, a world champion barista and coffee expert. The book covers everything from the origins and varieties of coffee, to the farming and processing methods, to the roasting and brewing techniques, to the tasting and appreciation of coffee. The book also features detailed maps and beautiful photographs of the coffee regions and countries, as well as profiles of the people and cultures behind the coffee. The book is a must-have for anyone who wants to learn more about the fascinating and complex world of coffee.

The World Atlas of Coffee

2. Coffee Obsession: More Than 100 Tools and Techniques with Inspirational Projects to Make by Anette Moldvaer

This book is a practical and creative guide to coffee, written by Anette Moldvaer, a coffee roaster and co-founder of Square Mile Coffee Roasters. The book teaches you how to make the perfect cup of coffee at home, using more than 100 tools and techniques, such as espresso machines, French presses, pour-overs, cold brews, and more. The book also shows you how to experiment with different flavors and recipes, such as coffee cocktails, coffee desserts, coffee rubs, and more. The book is filled with inspirational projects and stunning photographs that will make you want to try them all.

Coffee Obsession

3. The Art and Craft of Coffee: An Enthusiast’s Guide to Selecting, Roasting, and Brewing Exquisite Coffee by Kevin Sinnott

This book is a passionate and informative guide to coffee, written by Kevin Sinnott, a coffee writer and host of the CoffeeCon festival. The book covers the basics of coffee, such as the history of coffee, the types of coffee beans, the roasting and grinding methods, and the brewing and serving methods. The book also goes beyond the basics, and explores the art and craft of coffee, such as how to select the best coffee beans, how to roast your own coffee at home, how to brew coffee with different methods and devices, and how to enjoy coffee with different cuisines and occasions. The book is a great resource for anyone who wants to improve their coffee skills and knowledge.

The Art and Craft of Coffee

4. The Curious Barista’s Guide to Coffee by Tristan Stephenson

This book is a curious and entertaining guide to coffee, written by Tristan Stephenson, a bartender and author of The Curious Bartender series. The book takes you on a journey through the history, science, and culture of coffee, from the discovery of coffee in Ethiopia, to the evolution of coffee machines and gadgets, to the rise of specialty coffee and coffee shops. The book also gives you practical tips and tricks on how to make the best coffee at home, such as how to choose the right beans, how to grind and store them, how to brew them with different methods, and how to make delicious coffee drinks and cocktails. The book is a fun and engaging read for anyone who loves coffee and wants to know more about it.

The Curious Barista’s Guide to Coffee

5. Coffee Style by Horst A. Friedrichs

This book is a stylish and elegant tribute to coffee, written by Horst A. Friedrichs, a photographer and coffee lover. The book showcases the beauty and diversity of coffee, from the beans and the roasts, to the machines and the accessories, to the cups and the rituals. The book features stunning photographs of coffee scenes and objects from around the world, capturing the essence and the aesthetics of coffee. The book is a visual treat for anyone who appreciates coffee and design.

Coffee Style

6. The New Rules of Coffee: A Modern Guide for Everyone by Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen

This book is a modern and accessible guide to coffee, written by Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen, the founders and editors of Sprudge, a popular online coffee publication. The book covers the new rules of coffee, such as how to buy, store, and brew coffee, how to drink and enjoy coffee, how to support and respect coffee farmers and workers, how to be environmentally and socially responsible with coffee, and how to have fun and be creative with coffee. The book also features illustrations and infographics that make the information easy to understand and follow. The book is a perfect introduction to coffee for anyone who wants to join the coffee community and culture.

The New Rules of Coffee

7. The Coffee Dictionary: An A-Z of coffee, from growing & roasting to brewing & tasting by Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood

This book is a comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of coffee, written by Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood, a three-time UK Barista Champion and co-owner of Colonna Coffee. The book covers more than 200 entries, from A to Z, on the topics of coffee, such as the varieties and origins of coffee, the processing and roasting methods, the brewing and tasting techniques, the terminology and jargon, the equipment and accessories, and the people and places behind the coffee. The book also features illustrations and diagrams that explain the concepts and processes of coffee. The book is an essential reference for anyone who wants to master the language and the knowledge of coffee.

The Coffee Dictionary

8. God in a Cup: The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Coffee by Michaele Weissman

This book is a captivating and insightful story of coffee, written by Michaele Weissman, a journalist and coffee enthusiast. The book follows the adventures and challenges of a group of coffee buyers, roasters, and baristas, who travel the world in search of the best coffee beans, and who compete in the prestigious Cup of Excellence, a blind tasting competition that rewards the finest coffees. The book reveals the passion and the obsession of these coffee professionals, as well as the politics and the economics of the coffee industry. The book is a fascinating and inspiring read for anyone who wants to discover the human side of coffee.

God in a Cup

9. The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee: Growing, Roasting, and Drinking, with Recipes by James Freeman, Caitlin Freeman, and Tara Duggan

This book is a practical and creative guide to coffee, written by James Freeman, Caitlin Freeman, and Tara Duggan, the founders and pastry chef of Blue Bottle Coffee, a renowned specialty coffee company. The book shares the secrets and the stories of Blue Bottle Coffee, from the sourcing and roasting of the coffee beans, to the brewing and serving of the coffee drinks, to the pairing and cooking of the coffee desserts. The book also includes more than 30 recipes for coffee drinks and treats, such as siphon coffee, macchiato, affogato, coffee granita, coffee cake, and more. The book is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn from the experts and enjoy the craft of coffee.

The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee

10. The Birth of Coffee by Daniel Lorenzetti and Linda Rice Lorenzetti

This book is a beautiful and poetic tribute to coffee, written by Daniel Lorenzetti and Linda Rice Lorenzetti, a photographer and a writer who traveled to 10 coffee-producing countries to document the lives and the cultures of the coffee growers. The book features stunning black-and-white photographs of the coffee landscapes and the coffee people, along with captivating stories and quotes that capture the essence and the spirit of coffee. The book is a rare and intimate glimpse into the origins and the diversity of coffee.

The Birth of Coffee

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