The World Atlas of Coffee: From Beans to Brewing Summary

James Hoffmann
- 2014
Brewing Techniques
Coffee Cultures
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Key Takeaways

  1. Detailed profiles of coffee-producing countries.
  2. Insights into brewing the perfect cup from various beans.
  3. Beautiful imagery and maps enhancing the reading experience.


The book begins with the origins of coffee and traces its journey across the globe, detailing the unique characteristics of coffees from different regions. It also provides practical advice on brewing techniques, helping readers understand how to extract the best flavors from their coffee.

Hoffmann’s expertise is evident as he discusses factors affecting coffee taste, such as altitude, climate, and processing methods. The book is not only informational but also visually engaging, making it a coffee table favorite as well as a practical guide.

For anyone from coffee novices to seasoned baristas, this book offers valuable insights into making and enjoying great coffee, promoting a deeper appreciation for the beverage.

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