Top Ten Books on Coffee

Top Ten Books on Coffee

James Martin-Harper |

If your either starting a coffee business or have one already running then the best thing you can do is learn new things. We have collected, studied and presented to you the top ten books on coffee, that we recommend anyone in the industry to read. 

Coffee Roasting Made Simple A Complete Guide To Coffee Roasting For Beginners And Professionals by Kimberlee Tasch

Are you looking for ways to improve your coffee roasting? Troubleshoot problems? Learn more about those magical green beans?

True roasting mastery relies on practising, experimenting, and getting to know your roaster. But that doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. Many resources will speed up your roasting journey and provide support when you’re struggling.

Not sure where to begin? Don’t worry – We’ve got you covered! This book on Roastering Coffee í a complete guide to coffee roasting for beginners and professionals alike from bean to brew! This book has all the comprehensive, roasting-related knowledge you’ll need to create and enjoy your delicious coffee. You’ll find a deep dive on the science of coffee roasting, tips on how to spot bean defects, a how-to guide to evaluating your roasts, and so much more!

The Coffee Dictionary: An A-Z of coffee, from growing & roasting to brewing & tasting by Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood

Coffee is more popular than ever before - and more complex. The Coffee Dictionary is the coffee drinker's guide to the dizzying array of terms and techniques, equipment and varieties that go into creating the perfect cup.

With hundreds of entries on everything from sourcing, growing and harvesting, to roasting, grinding and brewing, three-time UK champion barista and coffee expert Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood explains the key factors that impact the taste of your drink.

Illustrated throughout and covering anything from country of origin, variety of bean and growing and harvesting techniques to roasting methods, brewing equipment, tasting notes - as well as the many different coffee-based drinks - The Coffee Dictionary is the final word on coffee.

The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee: Growing, Roasting, and Drinking, with Recipe by James Freeman , Caitlin Freeman

One of the country's most celebrated roasters explains how to choose, brew, and enjoy the new breed of artisan coffees at home, along with 40 inventive recipes that incorporate coffee or taste good with a cup.

Blue Bottle Coffee Company has quickly become one of America's most celebrated roasters. Famous for its complex and flavorful coffees, Blue Bottle delights its devoted patrons with exquisite pour-overs, delicious espresso, and specialized brewing methods.

Yet as coffee production becomes more sophisticated with specialized extraction techniques and Japanese coffee gadgets, the new artisan coffees can seem out of reach. The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee explains this new world from farm to cup, exploring the bounty of beans available and the intricate steps that go into sourcing raw coffee from around the globe. Blue Bottle founder James Freeman coaches you through brewing the perfect cup of coffee, using methods as diverse as French press, nel drip, siphon, and more to produce the best flavour.

For coffee lovers who want to roll up their sleeves and go deeper, Freeman explains step by step how to roast beans at home using standard kitchen tools--just like he did when starting. The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee also introduces a home technique for cupping, the industry method of tasting coffees for quality control, so you can hone your taste and share your meticulously roasted coffee with friends.

Rounding out the book are more than thirty inventive recipes from Blue Bottle pastry chef and former Miette bakery owner Caitlin Freeman that incorporate coffee or just taste particularly good with coffee, such as Saffron Vanilla Snickerdoodles, Stout Coffee Cake with Pecan-Caraway Streusel, Affogato with Smoky Almond Ice Cream, Coffee Panna Cotta, and more.
The Coffee Roaster's Handbook: A How-To Guide for Home and Professional Roasters by Len Brault 

Now you can master the art of coffee roasting--with its heavenly aromas and full-bodied flavours--all on your own. The Coffee Roaster's Handbook is packed with practical information for roasters of any level, whether you're just getting started or you're already a coffee-roasting connoisseur.

From selecting and purchasing green coffee beans to storing and cupping your roasts, this colourfully illustrated handbook has all the comprehensive, roasting-related knowledge you'll need to create and enjoy your delicious coffee. You'll find a deep dive on the science of coffee roasting, tips on how to spot bean defects, a how-to guide to evaluating your roasts, and so much more. Now, go forth and roast!
Specialty Coffee: Growing Coffee-Coffee Roasting-Making Coffee-The Coffee Business-Drinking Coffee: Growing coffee-coffee roasting-making coffee-the coffee business-drinking coffee by Katrien Pauwels 

An excellent resource on all aspects of coffee production and preparation, with information on the latest coffee trends
Includes business plans for the first steps in exploring the professional coffee world

In this well-illustrated book, coffee expert Katrien Pauwels leads a tour through the global coffee landscape. Coffee producers, coffee professionals, and seasoned coffee lovers will find interesting information in this book that explains the work that precedes our daily cup of coffee. Her expertise as a speciality coffee roaster based in Belgium enables her to speak knowledgeably about the many different aspects of the coffee experience, from growing different types of beans and the influence of roasting on taste, to choosing the coffee that suits you best and the right way to make it. From her wealth of experience, she offers insights into doing business in the coffee world and includes business plans and testimonies from the best coffee roasters in the world. The book closes with a discussion about the booming business of alternatives to milk, coffee travel, and references notable coffee bars all over the world.

The Small Business Guide To Setting Up A Business: How To Start A Successful Business by Katherine Baines

The Small Business Guide To Setting Up A Business is a perfect read for the would-be business owner who is thinking about setting up a business. The book covers everything you need to consider when setting up a business and lots of advice on how to go about it in the right way. You will learn:•What the right type of business structure is for you

  • How you can market your business online and offline
  • What technology you may need to help you
  • The basics of bookkeeping and accountancy
  • What regulations you may need to comply with
  • And much, much more! The results:
  • You will come away having the confidence to go ahead and set up your business in the right way
  • You will be able to promote yourself and your business from the start on various platforms
  • You will be able to start your new business efficiently and go on to be phenomenally successful
  • You will potentially save thousands on your start-up costs, as I will give you details of all the resources you need to set your business up on a shoestring budget. www. small business guide. UK

Setting Up and Managing Your Coffee Bar: How to open a coffee bar that lasts and makes money . . . (Coffee Boys Step By Step Guide) by John Richardson and Hugh Gilmartin

This is an entertaining but highly practical guide from the successful "Coffee Boys" authors that will enable you to open a coffee bar or sandwich bar that lasts and makes money. It presents a distillation of the experience of the many dozens of coffee and sandwich businesses they have opened both personally and for clients. This work reveals and is based on the Great Formula (see six steps of contents) created by the authors within their businesses and their consulting practice. It offers all the practical advice on location, raising finance, and devising a clear marketing plan.

How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age by Dale Carnegie

Since its initial publication, How to Win Friends and Influence People has sold a total of 15 million copies. The book continues to sell briskly today, but Carnegie never anticipated how the digital age would provide new tools and challenges for winning friends and influencing people. The advent of social networking sites, the dominance of email, and how the Internet has supplanted face-to-face interactions have made Carnegie's precepts all the more immediate and vital. Brent Cole, working in tandem with Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc., has reimagined the original book for the digital age, updating and reframing Carnegie's insights about communication, self-expression, and leadership.

The 1-Page Marketing Plan: Get New Customers, Make More Money, And Stand out From The Crowd by Allan Dib

To build a successful business, you need to stop doing random acts of marketing and start following a reliable plan for rapid business growth. Traditionally, creating a marketing plan has been a difficult and time-consuming process, which is why it often doesn’t get done.

In The 1-Page Marketing Plan, serial entrepreneur and rebellious marketer Allan Dib reveals a marketing implementation breakthrough that makes creating a marketing plan simple and fast. It’s a single page, divided up into nine squares. With it, you’ll be able to map out your sophisticated marketing plan and go from zero to marketing hero.

Instagram Rules: The Essential Guide to Building Brands, Business and Community by Jodie Cook  

Instagram is an essential tool for any business, and an estimated 60% of users discover new products via the platform. But how can you use it effectively? Social media expert Jodie Cook breaks it down into 125 bite-sized rules, making Instagram an easy and efficient method for expanding your venture. 

Jodie takes you through the most important aspects of running a professional account – strategy, content, community, growth – and drills into the key concepts so that you can apply expert digital marketing knowledge to your profile, no matter the size.

  • Learn the dos and don’ts of post-planning; developing a voice; identifying trends; driving a campaign; responding to engagement; and more. 
  • Createa personalised Instagram strategy, whatever your business is. 
  • Apply insight from interviews with successful users (from Ben & Jerry'sand Papier to freelancers and community groups) and Jodie's own experience working with international brands, celebrities and small businesses. 
  • Read as a quick-fire reference or as a step-by-step guideor for effective, focused strategy.

Whether you’re a complete novice, short on time or want to improve your engagement – Instagram Rules makes social media marketing straightforward and hassle-free for any small business or serious Instagram user.

We hope you find these books of interest. As mentioned if it helps you start up your business or helps you with a little nudge along the way. Don’t forget to check out other articles we have and to look into SCAYL machinery to see how it can help you two.