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Book List: 10 of the Best Coffee-Related Books

  • by Alfonso Colasuonno

We’ll let you in on a secret: Here at Goldleaf, we’re passionate not only about the science behind cannabis, but also the science behind all of our favorite plants. Some might even say we “nerd out” on the topic. And that’s why we’ve started to explore the science behind coffee.

We’ve compiled a list of ten of the best coffee-related books. Whether you’re a bonafide brewmaster or a relative novice, these books are sure to enrich your knowledge about all things coffee.

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Coffee: Growing, Processing, Sustainable Production: A Guidebook for Growers, Processors, Traders, and Researchers by Jean Nicolas Wintgens

This comprehensive, textbook-style tome is an excellent resource for industry professionals and serious aficionados in need of a go-to reference book.

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Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World by Mark Pendergrast

Pendergrast’s book covers the history of coffee from its origins in ancient Abyssinia to the present, with a special emphasis on the modern craft coffee revolution.

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

Weissman’s book is a riveting paean to the leading individuals behind the popularization of third wave coffee. It explores the blend of activism, entrepreneurial skill, love for adventure, and pure passion for java that spur these paragons of the industry forward.

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The Devil’s Cup: A History of the World According to Coffee by Stewart Lee Allen

It’s one thing to read about history, but it’s another to actually immerse yourself inside it. That’s exactly what Allen did, traveling across the world to learn about the backstory of coffee direct from the locations where that history evolved.

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Where To Drink Coffee by Avidan Ross and Liz Clayton

Does your morning coffee elicit nothing more than a meh? Do you fancy yourself a globetrotter? Then you need to read Ross and Clayton’s book. The authors share numerous must-visit stops on any coffee lover’s global world tour.

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Craft Coffee: A Manual: Brewing A Better Cup At Home by Jessica Easto with Andreas Willhoff

What’s better than enjoying a rich-flavored coffee in the comfort of your own home? By the time you’ve finished reading Easto’s book, you’ll be equipped with everything you need to know in order to never make a bland brew ever again.

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The Infinite Emotions of Coffee by Alon Y. Halevy

You’ve heard the truism that we’re all products of our environment. Coffee is no different in that respect. Halevy walks readers through how diverse cultural contexts shape the coffee we know and love.

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The Birth of Coffee by Daniel Lorenzetti and Linda Rice Lorenzetti

There are 25 million people throughout the developing world who make a living via the coffee industry. This book shares a look into the daily lives of these workers and shows just how interconnected we all are.

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Coffee Story: Ethiopia by Majka Burhardt

The history of coffee is fully intertwined with the history of Ethiopia. Burhardt’s book is a stunning visual portrayal of the past, present, and future of coffee in its birthplace.

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

Michelman and Carlsen’s book is an excellent guide to coffee etiquette. This book will teach you how to be a true coffee connoisseur while simultaneously putting a smile on your face.

You can’t go wrong with any of these ten amazing books about coffee. But if you want to fully step your coffee game up, then purchase one of our new Coffee Journals. This journal will help identify your preferences when it comes to which beans, roasts, brew methods and styles you most enjoy, making it easy to brew (or buy) the best-tasting coffee for your unique palate.


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