Friday Reads: International Coffee Day!

“It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.” ― Dave Barry

It’s International Coffee Day!  Sweet, sweet coffee – you are the drink that wakes us up in the morning and keeps us up at night.  Celebrate with your favorite cup and join us in a world full of coffee-based literature.

  Coffee Obsession by DKCOFFEE OBSESSION by DK: In Coffee Obsession, we take a journey through the coffee-producing nations around the world, presenting the different styles, flavors, and techniques used to brew the perfect cup. We explore how coffee gets from bean to cup in each region, and what that means for the final product.   The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee by James Freeman, Caitlin Freeman and Tara DugganTHE BLUE BOTTLE CRAFT OF COFFEE by James Freeman, Caitlin Freeman & Tara Duggan One of the country’s most celebrated roasters explains how to choose, brew, and enjoy the new breed of artisan coffees at home, along with 40 inventive recipes that incorporate coffee or taste good with a cup.   LIQUID EDUCATION: COFFEE:  FROM BEAN TO PERFECT BREW by Jason Scheltus From growing and harvesting to making the perfect cup. Do you love a good brew but don’t know your robusta from your arabica? Do you wish you could espouse the benefits of your Chemex over a French press? Maybe you just want to make a damn good cup of coffee at home. Liquid Education: Coffee will educate you on everything from growing conditions, bean varieties, picking, drying, and roasting to extraction and brewing, milk selection, and drink types. This comprehensive guide will help you navigate the multitude of beans, blends, and equipment available to make your way to your perfect cup.   Fika by Anna Brones and Johanna KindvallFIKA:  THE ART OF THE SWEDISH COFFEE BREAK, WITH RECIPES FOR PASTRIES, BREADS, AND OTHER TREATS by Anna Brones and Johanna Kindvall: An illustrated lifestyle cookbook on the Swedish tradition of fika–a twice-daily coffee break–including recipes for traditional baked goods, information and anecdotes about Swedish coffee culture, and the roots and modern incarnations of this cherished custom.   Coffee Talk by Morton SatinCOFFEE TALK by Morton Satin: This entertaining yet comprehensive book describes how, in recent times, coffee has become the magnet that draws people together for spirited interchanges of information and ideas.   For more titles, visit the Edelweiss collection….and drink up!

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