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. Book Preview Click the Google Preview button to view an excerpt from the book. More by Ruth Brown. Toggle navigation Raru. Edit Cart Checkout Close. Recipient Name.
Usually this is an acceptable thing to say to other people. Because, well, other people like coffee, too. But after reading this book, I started realizing that saying "I like coffee" is actually a very vague statement. Simply because there are a wide variety of coffee beans and techniques. So just saying "I like coffee" doesn't actually tell you anything about what I like.
This book is very quick to tell you that real coffee fanatics don't care as much about what's added to coffe I like coffee. This book is very quick to tell you that real coffee fanatics don't care as much about what's added to coffee, as they do about where the coffee comes from, and how the beans are prepared. As I read along, I found it very interesting to see the long and often terrible history behind coffee farming, as well as how all the different coffee techniques came to be. The part where I stopped paying attention was when the author got into all the nitty-gritties of finding the "perfect" coffee.
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While I like coffee a light roast coffee, with a little bit of milk and sugar - and yes, sometimes I'll have a Frappuccino, but I count that as more of a dessert than coffee , my interest ends there. Roasting beans, grinding them, making my own fancy drinks I guess I'm just not "hipster" enough as the author would say for that. But even if that didn't appeal to me, I still liked this book. It was very readable, and provided a good sense of what people look for in their coffee. I'm not really sure who I'd recommend this book to. It seems like it would be a good gift for coffee lovers So, maybe someone who just wants a crash course in all things coffee?
I quite liked this! I learned fun odds and ends about coffee culture, history, brewing equipment- pros and cons of each, and Brown provided references for journals and further study.
Aug 10, Paige rated it it was amazing. This is probably one of my favorite books now! Brown does a fabulous job of explaining the how's and whys without being pretentious. She's also quite funny and blunt. I loved it. I feel like such a coffee snob now, and can honestly say I learned so much. I also found out a lot about my own tastes before wasting money just trying to experiment with everything.
Or someone who is trying to get int This is probably one of my favorite books now! Or someone who is trying to get into coffee! Mar 01, Mike rated it really liked it. Everything you need to know to get up to date on today's coffee culture. Reasonably funny too.
"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. Editorial Reviews. Review. "A funny, practical guide to taking coffee way too seriously. Coffee Nerd: How to Have Your Coffee and Drink It Too - Kindle edition by Ruth Brown. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones.
May 15, John Da ega rated it it was ok. Good "recipe" book but a bit disapointing. You get everything that's there from reading a couple of blogs. I picked this up because I love coffee. I was hoping for a little more background and more depth, but the author did warn me at the beginning that this book wasn't going to have that. I did enjoy what I learned but I am not convinced to brew my coffee any different then I already do this seemed to be the authors end game - trying to encourage correct brewing though I am considering an aeropress, so I'll give her that.
If you like coffee, I picked this up because I love coffee. If you like coffee, I recommend this book. It's fun and enjoyable, but if you want to really learn about coffee, look elsewhere! This book is about how to find and prepare the best tasting coffee.
The answer is by spending money on a: scale, gooseneck kettle, premium coffee, and honing your technique. I'm skeptical. This book helped me to realize that I'm ok with just "good" coffee and I'm not invested enough to This book is about how to find and prepare the best tasting coffee.
This book helped me to realize that I'm ok with just "good" coffee and I'm not invested enough to go full nerd. Sep 23, Katie rated it it was ok. Some of the time, this book was educational and interesting, but most of the time I felt like I was being scrutinized by an insufferable know-it-all. And then there were times when I laughed because a sentence was funny every once in awhile. I'm giving this book a two-star rating, only because I learned some new things about coffee. Nov 16, minessaa rated it it was amazing.
The name of the book should have been introduction to coffee, but i appreciate the nerd approach even more. But that's the thing, the book doesn't claim that when you read, you will learn everything. It gives you the basics and further read suggestions, which I am planning to try for sure!
The author has an amazing sense of humor. Aug 28, Lindstromsteph rated it really liked it Shelves: humor. Jun 14, Sophie Kulyashova rated it liked it. This is a really nice overview of how coffee is made, harvested, and brewed.
The tone is funny, making it an easy read. Also a bit snobby at times. Jan 03, Scott rated it it was amazing. Lots of practical knowledge wrapped in a humorous and honest approach to coffee.
I may have to read this a second time down the road! Dec 29, Austin Wright rated it liked it. Comprehensive, helpful, and easy to read. I felt it unnecessarily crude in some comments, but a great starting point if you are interested in learning more about better coffee. Feb 09, Gediminas Kontrimas rated it really liked it.
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