The first English-language volume in what promises to be a 17-book exploration of food and drink, Coffee Sapiens is a reference work that reexamines and sometimes upends—Adrià-style— standard wisdom on coffee history, cultivation and harvest, preparation, consumption, and even the set-up and operation of coffee bars and other businesses.
At more than 700 pages, Coffee Sapiens includes a wealth of photographs, drawings, and charts which help elucidate everything from the botanical relationships of different cultivars to various types of commercial roasting machines. Exacting recipes explore the preparation of the various drinks most popular in Europe, the Americas, and Australia and classify them according to a range of factors, including their complexity, the time of day they are typically served, and even the types of establishments where they are most common. There are also several chapters devoted to the creation and operation of appealing and successful coffee establishments.
We've never seen this book's equal.
Hardcover. Color photographs throughout. 13 x 9. 704 pages. 1000 photographs.