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

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It’s uncertain who the targeted readers are for Ruth Brown’s paperback Coffee Nerd, considering the number of books on coffee already. It’s surprising to see one more with virtually the same information and facts as given to us by their predecessors. Brown’s writing style is difficult take; she adopts a cutsie humor that may appeal to some but will be a turnoff to others—her writing is not an easy read. But the book is complete, including detailed a history of coffee, production, roasting, brewing, drinking, coffee houses, and so on. She divides American coffee drinking habits into “three waves”: the post–World War II, weak, low-quality light-roast wave; the second wave following the late 1960s, which had a better quality brew, coinciding with the rise of Peet’s and Starbucks; and the third wave starting around 2000 with many specialty coffees, single-origin beans, organic coffees, rainforest-grown beans, etc. Each chapter ends with a list of further reading. She makes suggestions for creating the perfect brew, but suggestions for finding the right coffee house and perfect barista are a waste of space. Sketches of coffee makers are good but inconveniently separated in the text, forcing readers to search.

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Author:
Ruth Brown
Star Count:
2/5
Format:
Trade
Page Count:
206 pages
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publish Date:
2015-Jan-09
ISBN:
9781440582127
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Issue:
April 2015
Category:
Cooking, Food & Wine
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Additional Information

Publication Date

2015-Jan-09

Format

Trade

Publisher

Adams Media

Issue

April 2015

Page Count

206 pages

ASIN

1440582122

ISBN

9781440582127

Star Count

2

Book Author

Ruth Brown

“Coffee Nerd: How to Have Your Coffee and Drink It Too”

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