The World Atlas of Coffee: From Beans to Brewing -- Coffees Explored, Explained and Enjoyed

The World Atlas of Coffee: From Beans to Brewing -- Coffees Explored, Explained and Enjoyed

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

The World Atlas of Coffee: From Beans to Brewing -- Coffees Explored, Explained and Enjoyed

by James Hoffmann

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The bestselling reference updated and expanded with seven new coffee-growing countries.

Praise for the first edition:
"Fills a gap in the popular reference literature. Recommended."
— Booklist

"The definitive guide.... Well-written, informative, and a must-have for general readers who want to know more about their favorite morning brew."
— Publishers Weekly

"Educational, thought-provoking, and substantial. I've already recommended this book to (our) readers countless times."
— Barista Magazine

The World Atlas of Coffee takes readers on a global tour of coffee-growing countries, presenting the bean in full-color photographs and concise, informative text. It covers where coffee is grown, the people who grow it and the cultures in which it is a way of life. It also covers the world of consumption — processing, grades, the consumer and the modern culture of coffee.

For this new edition, the author expanded his research travels over the last several years to include seven additional coffee-growing regions: Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, China, Philippines, Thailand, Haiti and Puerto Rico. These are covered in 16 additional pages. As well, all of the book's maps have been updated to show greater detail, and all statistics and data have been updated to the most recent available.

Organized by continent and then country or region, The World Atlas of Coffee presents the world's favorite brew in color spreads packed with information.

The coverage in The World Atlas of Coffee is wide and deep. The book is used by barista and coffee-tasting instructors in North America and overseas and has been welcomed by enthusiastic coffee drinkers everywhere. Appropriate for special and general collections alike, it is an essential selection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780228100942
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 10/10/2018
Edition description: Second Edition, Revised, Updated and Expanded
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 50,739
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

James Hoffmann is a coffee expert, author and the 2007 World Barista Champion. Along with a team of experts, he operates Square Mile Coffee Roasters, a multi-award-winning coffee roasting company based in East London, UK. James travels frequently to the coffee producing countries and is a popular speaker. His website is

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Part 1 Introduction To Coffee 10

Arabica and Robusta 12

The Coffee Tree 15

The Coffee Fruit 21

Coffee Varieties 22

Harvesting Coffee 27

Processing 31

How Coffee is Traded 42

A Short History of Coffee Drinking 48

Part 2 From Bean To Cup

Coffee Roasting 54

Buying and Storing Coffee 62

Tasting and Describing Coffee 66

Grinding Coffee 70

Water for Brewing 72

Brewing Basics 75

Espresso 96

Home Roasting 118

Part 3 Coffee Origins

Africa 122

Burundi 124

Democratic Republic of the Congo 128

Ethiopia 132

Kenya 138

Malawi 144

Rwanda 146

Tanzania 150

Uganda 154

Zambia 158

Asia 160

China 162

India 164

Indonesia 168

Papua New Guinea 174

The Philippines 178

Thailand 182

Vietnam 186

Yemen 190

Americas 194

Bolivia 196

Brazil 198

Colombia 204

Costa Rica 210

Cuba 216

Dominican Republic 218

Ecuador 220

El Salvador 222

Guatemala 230

Haiti 236

United States: Hawaii 238

Honduras 242

Jamaica 246

Mexico 248

Nicaragua 252

Parama 254

Peru 258

Venezuela 262

Glossary 264

Index 266

Acknowledgements 272

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