Selection, 2018 Coffee Compass Holiday Gift Guide… We think James Hoffmann’s magnum opus is the single most important book about coffee that’s been published to date. (Michael Butterworth The Coffee Compass 2018-12-03)
This hardcover book boasts gorgeous photography and a fascinating behind-the-scenes look into the world’s biggest coffee-producing regions. (Leslie Barrie and Kathleen Mulpeter Health Magazine 2018-09-27)
If there’s only one book on your shelf about coffee, there’s no doubt in our mind which one it should be: The World Atlas of Coffee by James Hoffmann. (Michael Butterworth The Coffee Compass 2018-11-05)
With a full breakdown of the world’s 35 coffee producing nations, this atlas will ensure you know how to tell your Burundi beans from those grown in Bolivia. The World Atlas of Coffee is the perfect gift for that person in your life who takes their coffee seriously, or is looking to take their caffeinated drinks to the next level. (Anton Olsen Geek Dad Blog 2018-11-20)
[Review of previous edition:] Nothing like a good cup of coffee! Coffee tasting bars are springing up everywhere along with coffee tourism–learn where it comes from and why it tastes a certain way. This last word on coffee provides maps, beautiful photography, taste profiles and great new ways to enjoy coffee! Aficionados will enjoy reading this along with their morning “shot”! (Ann Coombs Annual Holiday Gift Guide List 2015 2015-12-20)
[Review of previous edition:] 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 2015-07-01)
[Review of previous edition:] This single-volume “all you want to know about coffee”book fills a gap in the popular reference literature. Though the title uses the more academic word atlas, this is actually a readable work on coffee, albeit arranged by continent and then by region. It seeks to provide information on where coffee is grown, the people who grow it, and the coffee culture at large. The book begins with an introduction to coffee and the process of getting from the bean to the cup. The atlas portion contains 30 pages covering Africa; 22 pages, Asia; and 68 pages, the Americas. As seen in other Firefly books, it is profusely illustrated with color plates. Recommended for circulating collections at libraries where interest in coffee is high. (Jerry Carbone Booklist 2014-12-15)
[Review of previous edition:] The World Atlas of Coffee…takes ambitious as its starting point and then shoots for exhaustive. It doesn’t hit that crazy a level of detail, which is lucky for us because it remains at once packed and approachable. Just one example: in the section on Burundi, Hoffmann details fourteen growing regions. It’s a book coffee professionals and enthusiasts alike should not just add to their libraries but dog-ear and highlight. Opening with the history, production, retail, and brewing of coffee, Hoffmann spends more than a hundred pages at origin, giving special attention to traceability. Designed with gorgeous photography and an eye to draw readers through the sometimes bewildering process of brewing a simple cup of coffee, The World Atlas of Coffee is a book you’ll spend as much time looking at as reading. (Cory Eldridge Fresh Cup Magazine 2014-11-05)
[Review of previous edition:] One of the world’s favorite beverages is dissected in this encyclopedia that introduces the coffee plant and its harvesting, processing, and trade and discusses the buying and preparation of the drink before embarking on a world coffee tour. This voyage takes up most of the title and includes information on the history and current state of coffee growing, processing, and consumption in sections on Africa, Asia, and the Americas. A strength of the book are the numerous, often full-spread photos, of coffee at every stage from fruit to cup. An unusual offering that will be of value in collections serving agriculture, business, and nutrition students. (Henrietta Verma Library Journal 2014-12-01)
[Review of previous edition:] Exploring the origins, growing regions, harvesting and every step of the production process author James Hoffmann provides a fascinating look at the world of coffee. Starting with an examination of the coffee plant, the varieties, how it is harvested, Hoffmann clearly explains each stage. The second part of the book presents details on the journey from bean to cup, with information on every option for roasting and brewing. The last section examines all of the 29 coffee-growing countries. Colour photographs fill the pages and bring to life the diversity of locations and the people involved. (Terry Peters North Shore News 2016-11-16)
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 www.jimseven.com.
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.