Ever wonder what goes into making the perfect cup of coffee? There's more to it than you think, and a new breed of coffee nerds has transformed the cheap, gritty sludge your parents drink into the coolest food trend around, with an obsessive commitment to sourcing, roasting, and preparation that has taken the drink to delicious new heights.
Coffee Nerd details the history behind the beans and helps you navigate the exciting and sometimes intimidating new wave of coffee. From finding obscure Japanese brewing equipment to recipes and techniques for brewing amazing coffee at home, you'll increase your geek cred--and discover a whole new world of coffee possibilities.
Whether you are looking to refine your French-press recipe or just can't survive a morning without a handcrafted latte, this book is sure to stimulate you as you pore over the art of preparing an incredibly smooth cup of coffee.
"A funny, practical guide to taking coffee way too seriously. Learn how to navigate a hipster coffee bar without feeling like an idiot, find obscure Japanese brewing equipment to increase your geek cred, and finally understand what the hell a single-origin micro-lot Huehuetenango washed Pacamara is." --Brokelyn.com
"Whether you like coffee or not, Coffee Nerd by Ruth brown is a fast, interesting history of coffee, its origins and the various methods used to roast and brew this elixir. This is a must read book for anyone with an appreciation for coffee." --ReviewWire.com