The World Atlas Of Coffee

Brand: Hoffmann James
Manufacturer: Firefly Books
ISBN 1770854703
EAN: 8601411355592
Category: Book
List Price: $35.00
Price: $20.76  (127 customer reviews)
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Dimension: 10.00 x 7.75 x 0.88 inches
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Average Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Professionals and enthusiasts alike will love this beautiful book by James Hoffmann. From overviews of the world's most vibrant coffee-growing regions, to step-by-step brewing tutorials, the content is educational, thought-provoking, and substantial. I've already recommended this book to Barista Magazine readers countless times.
-- Sarah Allen, Editor
Barista Magazine

A beautiful world guide to the brown bean.

Taking the reader on a global tour of coffee-growing countries, The World Atlas of Coffee presents the bean in full-color photographs and concise, informative text. It shows the origins of coffee -- where it is grown, the people who grow it; and the cultures in which coffee is a way of life -- and the world of consumption -- processing, grades, the consumer and the modern culture of coffee.

Plants of the genus Coffea are cultivated in more than 70 countries but primarily in equatorial Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa. For some countries, including Central African Republic, Colombia, Ethiopia, and Honduras, coffee is the number one export and critical to the economy.

Organized by continent and then further by country or region, The World Atlas of Coffee presents the brew in color spreads packed with information. They include:

  • The history of coffee generally and regionally
  • The role of colonialism (for example, in Burundi under colonial rule of Belgium, coffee production was best described as coercive. Every peasant farmer had to cultivate at least 50 coffee trees near their home.)
  • Map of growing regions and detail maps
  • Charts explaining differences in growing regions within a country
  • Inset boxes (For example, what is the Potato Defect? Is Cuban coffee legal in the United States?)
  • The politics of coffee and the fair trade, organic and shade grown phenomena
  • Beautiful color photographs taken in the field.
  • Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day, equivalent to 146 billion cups of coffee per year, making the United States the leading consumer of coffee in the world. The World Atlas of Coffee is an excellent choice for these coffee lovers.


    • The World Atlas of Coffee From Beans to Brewing Coffees Explored Explained and Enjoyed

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    Top Reviews

    Made My Coffee Snob Happy
    by K. Groh (5 out of 5 stars)
    October 19, 2015

    My husband is not only the most difficult person to buy a present for but also a huge coffee snob. You've heard the song, "Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover," my husband has 50 ways to brew coffee. Cold press, press pot, drip, brew, etc. And he's tried a ton of coffees as well. He times things, checks the temperature of the water and has also used water from our well before it goes through any filtration or softening. So I was thrilled when I got this book and not only did he not ask to return it (yes, almost every present I get him) but he has said how much he loves this. He said it is very comprehensive and it covers so much from the bean to the roast, coffee brewing methods, etc. So I guess I win this one. Finally, after 20 years.
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    An Incredible Journey! A "sensational read to enjoy as well prepared coffee tastes brewed!"
    by Amazing PuddyTat (5 out of 5 stars)
    January 15, 2019

    Thank you Mr. James Hoffman!

    Once again I'm very impressed (like usual of all your ingenious efforts in social media and videos and print).. Let me first put down your World Atlas of Coffee.. I'm standing up applauding you.. "Bravo! Exceptional Work! Amazing photos and details. Nothing left to chance.. Right down to the paper quality and clean crisp layout.. very much appreciated! Your genuine love of Coffee, is all too apparent. You've shared your knowledge and experience with each page and intimate photos.

    I enjoyed reading 37 pages before I just bookmarked and closed the book for the night. Then.. I thought I'll post my initial thoughts and praise on Amazon for all to see and read!

    The only way this book could have been improved was with an autographed copy!

    Thanks for making my coffee experience much better!
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    by Johnny Carriere (5 out of 5 stars)
    January 4, 2017

    I can't believe that I waited this long to get this book. It's absolutely stunning and a must have for any coffee need. Thank you James for your hard work to bring this to us and and at such an affordable price. Beautiful in every aspect.
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    Current but bloated, still solid info at a reasonable (enough) price
    by CaJoSk (4 out of 5 stars)
    February 19, 2018

    The first half is a rehashing of every other book on coffee, plus a bit of extra pretense. The second half offers a great overview of the literal world of coffee, a great resource for consumers with some solid info to round out a pro's knowledge. Doesn't get into great detail on some areas but does have very current info on those it does. Overall a better option than attempting to source this info from coffee forums, if a bit of an overpriced on.
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    Too informative?
    by T. Stanley (4 out of 5 stars)
    November 27, 2018

    Great book. The first portion of the book is very informative and interesting. The rest should probably be used strictly as a reference book. It lists every coffee growing country, its growing history, and growing varietals. It gets very repetitive if you are reading it straight through.
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    Great all around coffee reference
    by Fastputt (5 out of 5 stars)
    August 12, 2015

    I am new to brewing and grinding my own custom coffee and that's why I bought this excellent book. There is a LOT of great information about all the different kinds of coffee, on a world round basis. I doubt I will even be able to get a handle on all of them, but it's very nice to have a reference that I can go to when friends make suggestions. The part of the book dealing with grinding and brewing offered many good suggestions and I am very happy I make this purchase.
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    A Lot Of Useful Information
    by RB (5 out of 5 stars)
    October 23, 2018

    Useful book with many details to better understand coffee overall. Well written, adult and no trendy preaching in the text. Book addresses around 80% of the questions I have on the subject. I would recommend to adult coffee fans. Too many books on coffee spend more time preaching the author's trendy ideals rather than discussing coffee.
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    The book makes a great decoration for a coffee table in the living room
    by Amazon Customer (5 out of 5 stars)
    December 13, 2015

    I bought this for my elder sister, who is a coffee fanatic. The book makes a great decoration for a coffee table in the living room. The content is interesting and well-organized and the images are glossy and gorgeous. A great book for any coffee-lover. My book showed up in great condition and had no problems getting to me, despite living in an apartment building.
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    Good reference publication.
    by Spectre (5 out of 5 stars)
    February 22, 2015

    Pretty comprehensive book on coffee. It covers the origins, production methods, brewing methods, roasting of, and growing of coffee beans. I like the in-depth coverage as to what coffees are raised in what areas of the world and what percentage is Robusta or Arabica. Nice book.
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    Perfect for the future Q Grader!
    by uruwashii (5 out of 5 stars)
    December 7, 2017

    This book is amazing! I saw this in a local coffee shop and fell in love. I'm also in the process of studying for my Q Grader cert and this book is the best to get started. So if you love coffee, work in the coffee industry, plan to start a business revolving around coffee or thinking about getting your certs, start with this book!

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