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Coffee Love: 50 Ways to Drink Your Java Hardcover – Bargain Price, March 11, 2009
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From Milan to Mexico City, Budapestto Bangkok, Seattle to your hometown, nothing both unites and divides people like coffee. It's our favorite beverage, after water, yet heated debates about the best brewing and serving methods abound. In Coffee Love, Daniel Young captures the special traditions and rituals of coffee-drinking cultures around the worldand shares 50 authentic recipes for soul-satisfying coffee drinks.
Discover unique espresso libations such as Caffè Marocchino, a mini cappuccino from Milan, or Tiramis? Coffee, an award-winning pick-me-up from Norway. Sample a zabaglione-layered Caffè Imperatore from Venice, an orange-infused Maria Theresia from Vienna, or a chocolate-laced Bicerin from Turin. And savor a genuine Turkish Coffee, a French Café au Lait, or a Mexican Café de Olla.
During the hot summer months, cool down with a Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee, a Coffee Milkshake, a Greek-Style Frappé, or a Vietnamese Iced Coffee. And to take any party to the next level, try an absinthe-spiked Slavia Macchiato from Prague, a flaming brandy Carajillo from Madrid, or a tequila-infused Espresso Platino from Los Angeles.
Throughout the book, Young's engaging profiles and evocative photographs bring the coffee experience to life. You'll visit fabled coffee shrines such as Café Sperl in Vienna, you'll meet Bologna's most accomplished barista, and you'll learn the secrets of the world's most distinctive coffee drinks. If you love coffee and want to explore many great ways to enjoy it, this book is your indispensable guide.
From the Back Cover
A coffee lover knows a good cup of coffee from the first sip; you close your eyes and savor it. Well-made, delicious coffee can be transportingwhether you are easing into the day with a frothy cappuccino, luxuriating in the richness of a bicerin (made with espresso, hot chocolate, and cream), or sipping a coffee-accented cocktail to kick-start an evening of fun. Coffee Love takes you on a coffee-lover's journeyfrom Seattle to Venice to Thailandfor some of the best recipes in the world to satisfy your coffee cravings.
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Top Customer Reviews
So. Yeah. I guess its ok. The author seems to be like, maybe too into the mundane details of coffee. Its also surprisingly not that informative as he goes into the intricate details of incredibly specific things but completely negates explaining very simple things. For example, he explains the etymology of the words latte and cappuccino but never actually mentions what the actual difference is between them. He'll talk about what the crema (which, to the best of my knowledge is never explained) feels like in your mouth for a full page and then kinda just moves on.
Those "close-ups" are in the form of a brief (thankfully!) introduction/overview of coffee's origins, roasting, caffeine content, brewing, tasting, choosing a coffeemaker, and water's importance to coffee. Divided into 5 chapters:
The Espresso Bar
Coffee Milks and Shakes
Spirits and Cocktails
the chapters are full of international coffee recipes interspersed with interesting sidebars: the difference between a latte and a cappuccino, profiles of master baristas, and narrations of Young's experiences in cafes around the world.
A short book that can be leisurely read in an hour, the thick pages are colored in muted tones from tan to taupe evoking coffee's various color incarnations, each page displaying a coffee brewing method and gotta-try-it-now coffee recipes that include tiramisu coffee (the 2004 World Barista Championship drink of the year), Caffe Marocchino (unknown to the world but wildly popular in Italy), and a coffee milk recipe from a coffee syrup so good that Young writes "... I was tempted to go into the espresso syrup business."
I regard this book as highly as I do Michael Turback's Hot Chocolate" and "Mocha." If you're a coffee lover who appreciates new coffee knowledge (and recipes!) then you'll like this book.