21st Century Coffee


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Brings Kenneth Davids’ accessible writing voice and 40 years of coffee experience to a comprehensive introduction to virtually everything about coffee, including the game-changing new developments that have taken place over the past two decades. These are developments Davids has been part of week by week and cup by cup over the last 25 years as editor and lead writer of Coffee Review.


Author Kenneth Davids

has observed, documented, and participated in the specialty coffee movement continuously since its inception over forty years ago. He has published three books on coffee previous to this one, all appearing in multiple editions, and is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Web publication CoffeeReview.com, which since its launch in 1997 has provided coffee reviews and analysis to nearly one million unique visitors per year. His workshops and seminars on coffee sourcing, tasting and evaluation have been featured at professional coffee meetings throughout the world.


What’s Inside 21st Century Coffee: A Guide

Currently the world’s most complete and up-to-date general introduction to coffee from seed to cup. It includes:

A lucid, cut-to-the-chase history of coffee, including its recent emergence as a complex and refined specialty beverage.

A friendly but thorough introduction to coffee tasting and evaluation.

Detailed chapters on tree variety and processing methods.

Coffee origins presented in more detail than ever before in a single volume.

An overview of coffee's environmental and socio-economic issues.

An introduction to coffee roasting and profiling.

Brewing principals and step-by-step instructions for most major brewing methods.

289 large-format pages. Softcover.

170 photographs, 26 maps, 27 tables and infographics.