Coffee Nerd (Paperback)

How to Have Your Coffee and Drink It Too

By Ruth Brown

Adams Media, 9781440582127, 206pp.

Publication Date: January 9, 2015

List Price: 14.99*
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"Coffee fiend Ruth Brown's new book, Coffee Nerd: How to Have Your Coffee and Drink It Too, has everything you could want to know about coffee, from its history to tasting notes to which espresso drinks you should care about." --Food & Wine

Coffee has never been better--or cooler!

Ever wonder what goes into making the perfect cup of coffee? There's more to it than you think, and a new breed of coffee nerds has transformed the cheap, gritty sludge your parents drink into the coolest food trend around, with an obsessive commitment to sourcing, roasting, and preparation that has taken the drink to delicious new heights.

Coffee Nerd details the history behind the beans and helps you navigate the exciting and sometimes intimidating new wave of coffee. From finding obscure Japanese brewing equipment to recipes and techniques for brewing amazing coffee at home, you'll increase your geek cred--and discover a whole new world of coffee possibilities.

Whether you are looking to refine your French-press recipe or just can't survive a morning without a handcrafted latte, this book is sure to stimulate you as you pore over the art of preparing an incredibly smooth cup of coffee.

About the Author

Ruth Brown is an Australian-born journalist and writer. She currently works as the arts and entertainment editor at The Brooklyn Paper, and previously worked as an editor and reporter at Willamette Week in Portland, Oregon--the best coffee city in the country (yeah, you heard me, San Francisco). When not imbibing medically inadvisable amounts of caffeine, she enjoys combat sports and pub rock.

Praise For Coffee Nerd: How to Have Your Coffee and Drink It Too

"A funny, practical guide to taking coffee way too seriously. Learn how to navigate a hipster coffee bar without feeling like an idiot, find obscure Japanese brewing equipment to increase your geek cred, and finally understand what the hell a single-origin micro-lot Huehuetenango washed Pacamara is."

"Whether you like coffee or not, Coffee Nerd by Ruth brown is a fast, interesting history of coffee, its origins and the various methods used to roast and brew this elixir. This is a must read book for anyone with an appreciation for coffee."