5 Coffee-Related Books Every Coffee Lover Should Read
The burgeoning interest in the nitty gritty details of coffee is shared by many. fortunately, this interest is only becoming more prevalent than ever before. Ordinary coffee drinkers are falling in love with not only the brewing methods but also with the farming, roasting, flavors, craftsmanship, and buzz of coffee. Such an uptick in coffee-related knowledge among everyday people around the world can be attributed to the increasing availability of information in the form of books – even about coffee.
Hence, we have researched and found some of the best books about coffee that teach new and more interesting aspects of our favorite drink.
The 5 Books For Our Coffee Lovers
The World Atlas Of Coffee
This book celebrates the coffee nuances that make it so amazing. James described it by not only analyzing how it’s grown and roasted but also how the taste distinctions are enjoyed in various countries. It’s a perfect guide for coffee-tasting instructors, baristas, and drinkers around the world! James also included the key characteristics and production methods from as many as 35 countries. It’s the go-to book for learning about the diversity and history of coffee. You can find his current works on his popular youtube channel as well.
The Daily Grind
Andrew J. Bowen And Claire E. Bowen
This is a perfect book to read for those who are looking to open and run a successful coffee shop of their own. Perfectly focused and insightful for coffee-loving entrepreneurs, as it offers advice on the possible best locations to open your first coffee shop and how to get together the perfect team for your shop that’ll provide amazing services to your clients. This book also has advice from people who have achieved entrepreneurial success in the industry.
Brewing Justice: Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability And Survival
Brewing Justice hones in on the global coffee industry and the hot topic of Fair Trade. Fair Trade is a term that is often not fully understood by coffee enthusiasts. The author based his 2 years of rigorous observation, interviews, and surveys mainly on indigenous coffee farmers in Oaxaca, Mexico. The book compares the living conditions of the farmers there with how the fair trade market has affected them. A carefully researched book that sheds light on a crucial ethical issue that is integrally tied to our daily cups of coffee.
Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen This book illustrates the essential methods to enjoy your daily cup of coffee fully both at home and at work. The book is filled with amazing tips on storing, serving, roasting, and brewing in popular cultures around the world–a delightful read for coffee lovers. The book also covers essential information about coffee production, clears up the confusion around washed coffee, debunks popular coffee myths, and broadcasts a new international coffee culture.
God In A Cup: The Obsessive Quest For The Perfect Coffee
A guide to comprehending the complex infatuation we have with coffee. The author dives into the exotic and paradoxical world of specialty coffee, which makes it a must-read. She portrayed how the obsessive standards and fiercely competitive baristas, coupled with the roasters, are creating a new culture of coffee connoisseurship in America. How a $10 latte is both a purist’s pleasure and, at the same time, contributes to the lives of third-world farmers.
Coffee’s Influence On Our Lives
Coffee is more than just a beverage; it plays an important role in manycultures and heritages. Since the colonial and industrial ages, coffee has improved the overall health and dietary lifestyles of people around the world. It’s simple to make, healthy, and gives people focus and energy for long work shifts. While most coffee lovers around the world aren’t bothered by itshealth benefits or risks, scientists and nutritionists have been discovering a lot about coffee. In 2016, research found that coffee decreases the risk of certain cancers among those who drink it regularly.
Since coffee is an intricate mixture of thousands of chemicals, low to moderate doses of caffeine (50–300 mg) can cause increased energy, alertness, and ability to concentrate. But higher doses may cause anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, and increased heart rate.
Coffee can stimulate the production of bile acids, which speeds up digestion through the colon. As a result, it lowers the number of carcinogens to which colon tissue is exposed.
Various polyphenols in coffee prevent cancer cell growth in various animals as well. Coffee also combats high estrogen levels and inflammation—both of which are responsible for many types of cancers.
The polyphenols and magnesium in coffee improve the effectiveness of insulin and glucose metabolism, which lowers the risk of developing type-2 diabetes. It’s also established that drinking 2–3 cups per day can reduce the risk of heart disease by 21%.
Both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee increase alertness and attention, all the while reducing anxiety and improving mood. As a result, it acts as an antidepressant.
Many epidemiologic studies have proved that higher ingestion of caffeine lowers the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease (PD) by preventing low dopamine levels. Drinking 3-5 cups of coffee also significantly decreases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Note that coffee is not good for pregnant women, and it’s advised to consume less than 200 mg (2 cups) daily. Because caffeine passes through the placenta and into the fetus, which can cause pregnancy loss and low birth weight.
Benefits Of Reading More Books
Current internet-based information streams only provide surface-level knowledge. Books provide access to in-depth knowledge that provides pure learning. Plus, it stimulates neurons and improves reading ability.
Reading helps us to concentrate on just one thing at a time and develops a deep work mentality. It enables us to master complicated information and produce better results quickly.
Daily reading improves our ability to recall memories and store information more effectively.
Research has shown that long-term readers develop a better “theory of mind”—a term used for the ability to understand others better and a heightened empathy level.
Reading influences our writing ability as well as our vocabulary. As we read more well-written works, we naturally follow and apply writing styles, cadences, and compositions with improved vocabulary.
Research has proven that a daily 30 minutes of reading can lower our blood pressure, heart rate, and psychological distress. A 12-year-long study (NIH-THE SURVIVAL ADVANTAGE OF READING BOOKS) on health and retirement found that daily book reading has the knock-on effect of preventing age-related cognitive decline.
When two passions begin to overlap, you’ll have the most satisfying and enjoyable moment of your life. Coffee and books can be exactly that! So why not try to sit down with a cup of Joe and an intriguing book on the coffee itself? There is something particularly enjoyable about coffee books; they always have a story to tell. The more you know, the more you’ll understand and appreciate each cup of coffee. So, if you love your coffee, investing in some decent coffee books is the best way to develop your skills and passion.
Rafat Saleheen is an entrepreneur and coffee lover who has turned his passion for coffee into a business. He runs the coffee blog Coffeeatoz.com, where he shares his expertise on all things coffee-related