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“An excellent road-trip companion. Toss it into the glove compartment before your next car trip. Whether you’re headed to Bend, Ashland or San Jose, there’s great coffee to discover.” —The Oregonian

“A smartly written, info-packed book that gives coffee lovers the low-down on the businesses that have pushed roasting forward.” —Fresh Cup Magazine

“A playground of information and art. . . . Required reading, and not just for West Coast coffee types.” —Sprudge.com

“A fabulous, informative read coffee aficionados will definitely want to check out. In fact, I would love to use Hanna’s guide to coffee as a map for a future, very caffeinated road trip of my own!” —TheKitchn.com

 

About the Author

Hanna Neuschwander has written extensively about the quality-based coffee-roasting movement in the Pacific Northwest for publications including Portland Monthly, Willamette Week, and Edible Portland. She began her career in coffee working as a barista and has since judged regional barista competitions and written for Barista Magazine. She also writes about food and has produced several travel guides, including Secret Portland and Secret Vancouver.

Between the hours of nine and five, she is the communications director for the Graduate School of Education and Counseling at Lewis & Clark College and the managing editor of Democracy & Education, an academic journal of progressive education theory.

Hanna lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, where they possess an entire kitchen cabinet full of devices for making coffee. She pollutes her morning cup with one sugar and a spoonful of cream, but takes all afternoon espresso neat.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Timber Press (August 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604692847
  • ISBN-13: 978-1604692846
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #563,005 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is really a great book that I will recommend to anyone who is trying to get into the world of specialty coffee. It begins with a little bit of knowledge teaching, not too much that if you have already been brewing your own coffee with your Hario V60 or Rancillio Silvia for a while, you will probably find the content to be too little. However, the vivid writing from Hanna makes the reading a great experience by itself. The rest 2/3 part of the book, as the title says, depicts individual coffee shops/roasteries from San Francisco to Seattle. This is not for tour-guiding to show you where you can find the best coffee, but a well-written account of individual coffee roasters and the history of coffee culture along the way. From the text, you will find the gourmet spirit of coffee making and the current efforts to improve the quality and knowledge of this world's most consumed beverage.

For beginners, this book is a prefect 101 textbook. For seasoned drinkers, despite the fact that you might have heard or have tasted most of the coffee, this handy, beautifully designed, well-written book is still a great addition to the collection of one's coffee gears.
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I've been toying with the idea of opening a coffee shop, but wanted to make sure I wouldn't be in over my head on what's out there. This book has helped me with some of the nomenclature of the business without being overwhelming. It's a good resource to wet your palate, so to speak, and point you in a direction. It's an easy read too.
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This book is amazing. I especially like it because there is something for everyone. The way it's split between how to and where to is really cool. The instructions on how to make coffee are very accurate. Another highlight is the illustrations. I've been to a lot of the shops that are in this book and I think Hanna is spot on. The book highlights a lot of great roasters from the micro set to the mega corporations. This book belongs on your bookshelf.
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