The best 25 Coffee books

Calling all coffee enthusiasts! Indulge in a delectable journey through the world of coffee with this book list. From the history of coffee to brewing techniques and flavor profiles, we've got you covered.Discover the art of perfecting a cup of joe, whether you're a barista in training or simply enjoy a good brew. Grab your favorite mug and settle in for an enriching read about the beloved beverage that fuels our mornings and sparks creativity.

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Coffee Books: A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

A History of the World in 6 Glasses

Tom Standage
How your favorite drinks changed the world
4.3 (227 ratings)
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What's A History of the World in 6 Glasses about?

A History of the World in 6 Glasses (2006) is a look at human history through an unusual lens: our favorite drinks. These blinks outline the global rise of beer, wine, alcoholic spirits, tea, coffee and soda, and how they each played into major historical developments as they spread around the world.

Who should read A History of the World in 6 Glasses?

  • Beer lovers, wine enthusiasts, spirits connoisseurs, coffee addicts and Coca-Cola devotees
  • Anyone interested in the lesser-known details of human history or global power politics

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Coffee Books: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl

Gillian Flynn
A Novel
4.3 (7 ratings)
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What's Gone Girl about?

Gone Girl (2012) is the story of Amy Dunne, who one day vanishes from her cozy midwestern home. Her sudden disappearance becomes a sensational nation-wide headline – and the biggest suspect is her husband, Nick. But what follows is a head-spinning plot that takes on the subjects of relationship dynamics, private and public identities, the influence of media, and the institution of marriage.

Who should read Gone Girl?

  • People who enjoy mysteries with surprising plot twists
  • Anyone who likes a good crime thriller
  • Fans of iconic female characters in fiction

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Coffee Books: Brewed Awakening by Joshua M. Bernstein

Brewed Awakening

Joshua M. Bernstein

What's Brewed Awakening about?

Brewed Awakening by Joshua M. Bernstein is a captivating exploration of the craft beer revolution. From the rise of microbreweries to the innovative brewing techniques and unique flavor profiles, this book takes you on a journey through the world of craft beer. With engaging storytelling and expert insights, Bernstein celebrates the passion and creativity of brewers while offering a deeper understanding of this beloved beverage.

Who should read Brewed Awakening?

  • Beer enthusiasts looking to expand their knowledge and appreciation of craft beer
  • Homebrewers seeking inspiration and new recipes to try
  • People interested in the cultural and historical aspects of beer and brewing

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Coffee Books: The Coffee Recipe Book by Daniel Lancaster

The Coffee Recipe Book

Daniel Lancaster

What's The Coffee Recipe Book about?

The Coffee Recipe Book by Daniel Lancaster is a comprehensive guide to brewing and enjoying the perfect cup of coffee. From classic espresso drinks to trendy cold brews, this book provides step-by-step instructions and tips for creating a variety of coffee recipes at home. Whether you're a coffee connoisseur or a beginner, this book is sure to elevate your coffee game.

Who should read The Coffee Recipe Book?

  • Enthusiastic coffee lovers who want to explore new recipes and techniques
  • Home baristas looking to enhance their coffee-making skills
  • People who want to impress their friends and family with delicious coffee creations

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Coffee Books: Eat Like a Gilmore by Kristi Carlson

Eat Like a Gilmore

Kristi Carlson

What's Eat Like a Gilmore about?

Eat Like a Gilmore by Kristi Carlson is a delightful cookbook inspired by the hit TV show Gilmore Girls. Filled with over 100 recipes for the dishes enjoyed by the characters, it allows fans to bring the cozy and quirky dining experiences of Stars Hollow right into their own kitchens. From Luke's famous burgers to Sookie's delectable desserts, this book offers a delectable taste of the Gilmore world.

Who should read Eat Like a Gilmore?

  • Die-hard Gilmore Girls fans who want to recreate the show's iconic food moments
  • Foodies looking for a mix of classic and quirky recipes to try
  • Anyone who enjoys themed cookbooks with a nostalgic twist

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Coffee Books: The Devil's Cup by Stewart Lee Allen

The Devil's Cup

Stewart Lee Allen

What's The Devil's Cup about?

The Devil's Cup by Stewart Lee Allen is a fascinating exploration of the history and cultural impact of coffee. From the ancient coffee ceremonies in Ethiopia to the modern-day coffee shops around the world, Allen takes us on a journey to uncover the myths, legends, and truths behind the beloved beverage. It's a captivating blend of travelogue, history, and personal reflection that will make you see your daily cup of coffee in a whole new light.

Who should read The Devil's Cup?

  • Readers who are curious about the history and cultural impact of coffee
  • People who enjoy travel narratives and exploring different countries
  • Those with a passion for food and beverages, especially coffee enthusiasts

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Coffee Books: Javatrekker by Dean Cycon

Javatrekker

Dean Cycon

What's Javatrekker about?

Javatrekker is a captivating travel memoir written by Dean Cycon. The author shares his incredible journey across coffee-producing regions in the world, exploring the social, economic, and environmental aspects of the coffee industry. From Ethiopia to Nicaragua, Cycon takes readers on an eye-opening adventure, shedding light on the challenges and opportunities within the global coffee trade.

Who should read Javatrekker?

  • Passionate coffee enthusiasts who want to learn about the global coffee trade
  • Individuals interested in fair trade and ethical business practices
  • Entrepreneurs looking to build sustainable and socially responsible businesses

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Coffee Books: The Coffee Trader by David Liss

The Coffee Trader

David Liss

What's The Coffee Trader about?

The Coffee Trader by David Liss is a historical novel set in 17th century Amsterdam. It follows the story of Miguel Lienzo, a Jewish merchant who becomes involved in the newly emerging coffee trade. Filled with intrigue, betrayal, and financial schemes, the book offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of commodity trading and the lengths people will go to in pursuit of wealth.

Who should read The Coffee Trader?

  • Readers who enjoy historical fiction set in a specific time period and location
  • Those interested in the history of commodities trading and early financial markets
  • People who appreciate complex and morally ambiguous characters

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Coffee Books: I Love Coffee! by Susan Zimmer

I Love Coffee!

Susan Zimmer

What's I Love Coffee! about?

I Love Coffee! by Susan Zimmer is a delightful book that celebrates the world of coffee. From its history and cultural significance to tips on brewing the perfect cup, this book is a must-read for any coffee enthusiast. With beautiful illustrations and mouth-watering recipes, it will leave you craving your next caffeine fix.

Who should read I Love Coffee!?

  • Anyone who loves coffee and wants to explore new recipes and techniques
  • People who enjoy entertaining and want to impress their guests with delicious coffee creations
  • Home baristas looking to elevate their coffee-making skills and knowledge

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Coffee Books: Fika by Johanna Kindvall, Anna Brones

Fika

Johanna Kindvall, Anna Brones

What's Fika about?

Fika is a delightful book that explores the Swedish tradition of taking a break, enjoying a cup of coffee, and indulging in sweet treats. With beautiful illustrations and mouth-watering recipes, authors Johanna Kindvall and Anna Brones invite you to slow down and savor the simple pleasures of life. Whether you're a coffee lover or simply appreciate cozy moments, this book will inspire you to embrace the art of fika.

Who should read Fika?

  • People interested in Swedish culture and traditions
  • Home bakers looking for new and flavorful recipes
  • Coffee enthusiasts who want to elevate their coffee break experience

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Coffee Books: Rematch by Erynn Mangum

Rematch

Erynn Mangum

What's Rematch about?

Rematch by Erynn Mangum is a heartwarming novel that follows the story of Lauren, a professional matchmaker who is determined to help her friends find love. As she navigates through her own romantic challenges and unexpected twists, she learns valuable lessons about friendship, love, and the importance of second chances. With humor and relatable characters, this book is a delightful read for anyone who enjoys a good love story.

Who should read Rematch?

  • Readers who enjoy lighthearted, romantic fiction
  • Those looking for an engaging story with relatable characters
  • Individuals who appreciate humor and wit in their reading material

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Coffee Books: Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

Along for the Ride

Sarah Dessen

What's Along for the Ride about?

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen is a captivating coming-of-age novel that follows Auden as she spends a transformative summer in the beach town of Colby. Filled with themes of self-discovery, family dynamics, and first love, this book takes readers on a journey of growth and new beginnings.

Who should read Along for the Ride?

  • Readers who enjoy coming-of-age stories with a focus on self-discovery and personal growth
  • Individuals who appreciate realistic and relatable characters facing everyday life challenges
  • Young adults navigating the complexities of family relationships, friendships, and first love

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Coffee Books: Craft Coffee: A Manual by Jessica Easto

Craft Coffee: A Manual

Jessica Easto

What's Craft Coffee: A Manual about?

Craft Coffee: A Manual by Jessica Easto is a detailed guide for coffee enthusiasts who want to elevate their brewing skills. It covers everything from the history of coffee to how different brewing methods affect flavor profiles. With step-by-step instructions and beautiful illustrations, this book empowers readers to master the art of making a great cup of coffee at home.

Who should read Craft Coffee: A Manual?

  • Avid coffee drinkers who want to elevate their home brewing skills
  • Those interested in learning about different coffee brewing methods and techniques
  • People who want to understand the science behind making a great cup of coffee

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Coffee Books: 20,000 Secrets of Tea by Victoria Zak

20,000 Secrets of Tea

Victoria Zak

What's 20,000 Secrets of Tea about?

20,000 Secrets of Tea by Victoria Zak is a comprehensive guide to the world of tea and its healing properties. From ancient traditions to modern uses, this book reveals the countless benefits of different types of tea, including how they can improve your health, boost your energy, and soothe your mind. Whether you're a tea enthusiast or just curious about its potential, this book will open your eyes to the secrets of this beloved beverage.

Who should read 20,000 Secrets of Tea?

  • Individuals interested in the health benefits of different types of tea
  • People looking to explore natural remedies for common health issues
  • Those who want to expand their knowledge of herbal medicine and holistic healing

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Coffee Books: Coffee Nerd by Ruth Brown

Coffee Nerd

Ruth Brown

What's Coffee Nerd about?

Coffee Nerd by Ruth Brown is a comprehensive guide for coffee enthusiasts. It delves into the history of coffee, different brewing methods, and the science behind the perfect cup. With detailed explanations and beautiful illustrations, this book is a must-read for anyone who wants to take their coffee knowledge to the next level.

Who should read Coffee Nerd?

  • Enthusiastic coffee lovers who want to deepen their understanding of the beverage
  • Home baristas looking to improve their coffee brewing skills and techniques
  • People interested in exploring the rich history and diverse world of coffee

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Coffee Books: Home Coffee Roasting by Kenneth Davids

Home Coffee Roasting

Kenneth Davids

What's Home Coffee Roasting about?

Home Coffee Roasting by Kenneth Davids is a comprehensive guide for coffee enthusiasts who want to take their love for coffee to the next level. From understanding the different types of beans to mastering the roasting process, this book provides valuable insights and practical tips for achieving the perfect cup of home-roasted coffee.

Who should read Home Coffee Roasting?

  • Aspiring home baristas looking to enhance their coffee experience
  • Coffee enthusiasts interested in the art and science of roasting
  • Individuals seeking to explore the world of specialty coffee and its diverse flavors

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Coffee Books: Craft Coffee by Jessica Easto

Craft Coffee

Jessica Easto

What's Craft Coffee about?

Craft Coffee by Jessica Easto is a comprehensive guide for coffee enthusiasts who want to elevate their home brewing game. The book delves into the history of coffee, different brewing methods, and essential techniques, providing readers with the knowledge and skills to make the perfect cup of coffee at home. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced barista, this book is sure to enhance your coffee-making experience.

Who should read Craft Coffee?

  • Aspiring home baristas who want to improve their coffee-making skills
  • People who enjoy exploring different brewing methods and coffee flavors
  • Coffee enthusiasts who want to understand the science and art behind brewing the perfect cup

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Coffee Books: The Joy of Coffee by Corby Kummer

The Joy of Coffee

Corby Kummer

What's The Joy of Coffee about?

. It also delves into the history and culture of coffee, exploring its impact on societies around the world. Whether you're a coffee connoisseur or just enjoy a good cup of joe, this book will deepen your appreciation for the beloved beverage.

Who should read The Joy of Coffee?

  • Enthusiastic coffee drinkers who want to learn more about their favorite beverage
  • Aspiring home baristas looking to improve their coffee-making skills
  • Anyone curious about the history and cultural significance of coffee around the world

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Coffee Books: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park

Rainbow Rowell

What's Eleanor & Park about?

Eleanor & Park is a young adult novel by Rainbow Rowell about two misfit teenagers who fall in love in 1986. Set over the course of a school year, it explores themes of love, friendship, and family, while addressing issues such as bullying and domestic abuse. It is a heartwarming and nostalgic story that will resonate with readers of all ages.

Who should read Eleanor & Park?

  • Readers who enjoy young adult romance novels with a touch of nostalgia
  • Those interested in exploring themes of love, friendship, and identity during adolescence
  • People who appreciate well-developed and relatable characters

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Coffee Books: The World Atlas of Coffee by James Hoffmann

What's The World Atlas of Coffee about?

'The World Atlas of Coffee' by James Hoffmann explores the coffee world in great detail, taking readers on a journey through the history, cultivation, and consumption of coffee. Whether you're a coffee aficionado or simply curious about the process behind your morning cup, this book offers a comprehensive guide to all things coffee-related.

Who should read The World Atlas of Coffee?

  • Enthusiastic coffee enthusiasts who want to deepen their understanding of the beverage
  • Aspiring coffee professionals looking to expand their knowledge of the industry
  • Travelers who want to explore different coffee-growing regions and cultures

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Coffee Books: Coffee Art by Dhan Tamang

Coffee Art

Dhan Tamang

What's Coffee Art about?

Coffee Art by Dhan Tamang is a visually stunning book that delves into the world of latte art. Filled with beautiful photographs and detailed instructions, it teaches readers how to create intricate designs using steamed milk and espresso. Whether you're a coffee enthusiast or a barista looking to hone your skills, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in the artistry of coffee.

Who should read Coffee Art?

  • Baristas and coffee enthusiasts looking to improve their latte art skills
  • Individuals interested in creating visually stunning coffee beverages
  • Artistic individuals wanting to explore a new medium for creative expression

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Coffee Books: Healing Herbal Teas by Sarah Farr

What's Healing Herbal Teas about?

Healing Herbal Teas by Sarah Farr is a comprehensive guide to the world of herbal teas and their healing properties. It provides in-depth information on various herbs, their benefits, and how to create delicious and therapeutic tea blends. Whether you're looking to improve your digestion, boost your immune system, or simply relax, this book offers a wide range of recipes to address your specific health needs.

Who should read Healing Herbal Teas?

  • Individuals looking to explore the healing properties of herbal teas
  • People seeking natural remedies for common health issues
  • Those interested in incorporating traditional herbal medicine into their daily wellness routine

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Coffee Books: A Brew to a Kill by Cleo Coyle

A Brew to a Kill

Cleo Coyle

What's A Brew to a Kill about?

A Brew to a Kill by Cleo Coyle is a thrilling mystery novel set in a charming New York City coffeehouse. When coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi discovers a customer dead in the alley, she becomes determined to uncover the truth behind his murder. With plenty of twists, turns, and coffee trivia, this book will keep you guessing until the very end.

Who should read A Brew to a Kill?

  • Those who enjoy cozy mysteries with a coffee shop setting
  • Readers who appreciate strong female protagonists
  • Coffee lovers who want to combine their love for the beverage with a good story

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Coffee Books: Espresso Shot by Cleo Coyle

Espresso Shot

Cleo Coyle

What's Espresso Shot about?

Espresso Shot by Cleo Coyle is a thrilling mystery novel set in a bustling New York City coffeehouse. When coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi discovers the lifeless body of her assistant, she is determined to uncover the truth behind his murder. Filled with twists, turns, and plenty of coffee, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

Who should read Espresso Shot?

  • Readers who enjoy cozy mysteries with a coffee shop setting
  • People who like a strong female protagonist with a passion for solving crimes
  • Those who appreciate a blend of suspense, humor, and romance in their reading

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What's Wall and Piece about?

Wall and Piece is a collection of graffiti and street art created by the anonymous British artist, Banksy. Through his thought-provoking and often controversial art, Banksy challenges social and political issues, while also critiquing the art world itself. This book provides a unique insight into the work of an enigmatic artist whose pieces have sparked global discussions and admiration.

Who should read Wall and Piece?

  • Art enthusiasts looking to explore the work of Banksy
  • Individuals interested in the intersection of art and social commentary
  • Those who appreciate unconventional and thought-provoking perspectives

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