Specialty Coffee Book
This beautifully made, informative tribute to specialty coffee in Victoria and around the world features profiles of the regions best cafes and roasters as well as reams of useful, interesting information for the coffee lover.
The team at prize-winning local company Smudge Publishing have outdone themselves with this up to the minute coffee-drinker's resource.
Beautifully photographed, set and presented, the book features cafes in Victoria by region as well as frequent informative interludes on topics including brewing methods, coffee processing and sustainability as well as interviews with Melbourne's baristas, coffee machine technicians, designers and manufacturers and a whole section profiling the relationships of Victorian roasters with farmers and producers in the chief coffee-producing regions of the world.
In short, it's a fantastic read - a great reference to the who's who and what's what in coffee today, along with accessible and lovingly-presented information behind the bean, for the coffee drinker who wants to know more. Highly recommended.