The Coffee Companion: A Connoisseur's Guide (Paperback)

A Connoisseur's Guide

By Jon Thorn

Running Press, 9780762428984, 160pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2007



With a Starbucks on nearly every corner and a Mr. Coffee in nearly every home, it is an understatement to say that coffee is a well-rooted part of American cuisine. And while 400 billion cups of coffee are consumed each year worldwide, it might seem that coffee consumption would be at a plateau, but its desirability is at an all-time high. In "The Coffee Companion," coffee lovers will find a thoroughly spectacular guide to help them continue their coffee consumption, with only the best coffees of the world. This richly illustrated guide describes and rates more than 150 coffees from around the world, including tips on roasting, grinding, and blending beans to create the perfect brew. For the true connoisseur, there's also an in-depth coverage of estate coffees plus expert guidance on tasting coffee properly. Top it off with a delectable collection of recipes for classic coffee drinks. Not just an indispensable book for coffee lovers everywhere, "The Coffee Companion" is a visual hymn to all (the best) things coffee.

About the Author

Jon Thorn is a prolific journalist and food columnist based in London. He has addressed connoisseurs before in his book The Good Cellar Guide: How to Buy and Store Wine for Pleasure and Profit. He has written for a wide range of publications including A la Carte, Vogue, and Good Food Retailing, and writes a monthly magazine column on tea and coffee.