Permission to Slurp: The Insider’s Guide to Tasting Specialty Coffee in Colombia


Grown on mist covered hills by successive generations of hard-working families, coffee from Colombia is considered some of the best. However, appreciating and evaluating specialty coffee can be a challenge. Coffee experts often intimidate beginners with complicated questions and impenetrable explanations. The good news is that you don’t have to run screaming out of the coffee shop or flee the farm. With the information in this book you will be ready to impress the pros and talk coffee on their terms. You’ll become an insider, cracking the secret code of the specialty coffee scene. Permission to Slurp will introduce you to the sweet discovery of a coffee culture you haven’t experienced before. You’ll understand how coffee growers and their families benefit when you purchase specialty coffee, and you’ll realize that you can help change lives and shape futures. The heart of Colombia is coffee. Be a part of it, and start your journey with Permission to Slurp.

I Know Coffee


For many the coffee-drinking experience is all about the complexity of the flavors, and blending beans can be very helpful in that regard. Beans can be blended either pre- or post-roasting; the second chapter of this book will walk you through the typical best practices for creating your own blends.

Keep in mind that the same bean can taste drastically different, depending on how dark you roast it. The basics of coffee roasting in this book following blending, though you can certainly swap the order in your own process if you’d prefer.

Finally, there’s the part of the process that the majority of people have at least a passing familiarity with: the grinding and brewing. These two aspects of the process are inextricably linked, with certain grind sizes working best for certain brewing methods. Each brewing method brings out its own unique characteristics of the bean; similar to roast levels, a bean that’s brewed as espresso could have a completely different flavor profile than the same bean brewed using a French press.

The book finishes with how professionals taste coffee, and how you can train your own palate to pick out the distinctive flavor notes.

A Coffee Lover’s Guide to Coffee


A friendly guide to coffee with the valuable information any coffee lover must know.
Recent years have witnessed a quiet, almost unnoticeable revolution: all around the world, drip coffee has been replaced by espresso, macchiato, and cappuccino, with a similar quality to those served in the best Italian coffee shops. The technological developments of espresso machines, moka-pot, French-press and other newfangled equipment has allowed the flourishing coffee market to enter the domestic kitchen, turning coffee into an integral part of everyday, modern life. However, despite its huge popularity and expanding markets, coffee remains uncharted terrain, known only to connoisseurs. No more.

A Coffee Lover’s Guide is an accessible, comprehensive, easy-to-read and enjoyable guide, written with love and made especially for anyone drinking, making, selling or buying coffee. It is an easy, available, communicative and enjoyable way to learn and understand coffee and the coffee world better.

A recommended gift for any coffee lover!
A Coffee Lover’s Guide includes a short, accessible and comprehensive synopsis of coffee’s history and origin, it’s types and varieties, different ways of brewing and grinding, coffee machinery, and even popular uses and traditions of coffee, including “coffee reading”.

All the answers in one place: the perfect guide for any coffee lover!
Enjoy the read, and enjoy your coffee even more!

The Little Everything Guide To Coffee Drinks


“Coffee is a language in itself.” —Jackie Chan Have you ever been overwhelmed by the world of coffee and all the varieties out there? So was I! I wrote this book as a resource to help people become coffee literate when ordering, making and talking about the greatest drink in the world. So many people love coffee but stay in their comfort zone when it comes to making coffee at their home or ordering at their local shop, they find some varieties intimidating. I think people should embrace the quest to find their next favorite drink! This book contains a A-Z list of all important drinks to make or order tomorrow morning. As well as the most important information about coffee beans, brews, styles and its history and cultural role in our lives. I hope this book feeds your desire to know more about coffee and experiment with coffee in your everyday life!

The New York Coffee Guide 2018


The Guide is the only annotated listing of Coffee venues in New York City. It contains a list, organized by location, of the top 195 artisanal coffee venues in New York City. Each venue is rated for coffee taste and presentation and overall quality, including. ambiance and food. There is a picture of each venue, as well as, a brief description Information is supplied as to the coffee roaster, grinder and machine. Other details include website, directions, hour of operation, and cost of major beverages.Other features of the Guide include a forward by Starbuck’s founder, Howard Schultz. There are informative articles about such coffee essentials as: origin, roasting, grinding, water, brewing at home, latte art as well as a coffee glossary .

All You Need To Know About Coffee


The definitive guide to the extraordinary world of coffee from growing and roasting to brewing and serving the perfect cup.
This is the ultimate guide to the history, science and cultural influence of coffee according to coffee aficionado and master storyteller Tristan Stephenson. You’ll explore the origins of coffee, the rise of the coffee house and the evolution of the café before discovering the varieties of coffee, and the alchemy responsible for transforming a humble bean into the world’s most popular drink. You’ll learn how to roast coffee at home in the fascinating Roasting section before delving into the Science and Flavour of Coffee and finding out how sweetness, bitterness, acidity and aroma all come together. You’ll then get to grips with grinding before learning about the history of the espresso machine and how to make the perfect espresso in the Espresso chapter. Discover how espresso and milk are a match made in heaven, yielding such treasures as the Latte, Cappuccino, Flat white and Macchiato; you’ll also find out how to pour your own Latte art. Other Brewing Methods features step-by-step guides to classic brewing techniques to bring the coffee to your table, from a Moka pot and a French press to Aeropress and Siphon brewing. Finally, why not treat yourself to one of Tristan’s expertly concocted recipes. From an Espresso Martini to a Pumpkin Spice Latte and Coffee Liqueur to Butter Coffee, this really is the essential anthology for the coffee enthusiast.


If like millions of people around the world, you love coffee, then you will love this book!

Drinking coffee dates back as far as the 15th century and it is possible that it may have been used much earlier. Today, of course, coffee shops are among the most common places for people to relax, catch up with friends or take a break from the stresses of everyday life.

Now, with The Coffee Lover’s Book, you can take your own love affair with this versatile drink to the next level, with an in-depth look at what makes this such a popular beverage and including:

✅ A history of coffee

⌛ The art of roasting beans

⭐ Facts, health benefits, and statistics

☕ The best coffee recipes for you to try out

❤️ And much more…

From styles that vary from Turkish to French and American to European, coffee is adaptable to almost any palate and provides not only the perfect pick-me-up, morning caffeine rush or a relaxing and warming brew, but can be used for delicious desserts as well.


A friendly guide to coffee with the valuable information any coffee lover must know.
Recent years have witnessed a quiet, almost unnoticeable revolution: all around the world, drip coffee has been replaced by espresso, macchiato, and cappuccino, with a similar quality to those served in the best Italian coffee shops. The technological developments of espresso machines, moka-pot, French-press and other newfangled equipment has allowed the flourishing coffee market to enter the domestic kitchen, turning coffee into an integral part of everyday, modern life. However, despite its huge popularity and expanding markets, coffee remains uncharted terrain, known only to connoisseurs. No more.

A Coffee Lover’s Guide is an accessible, comprehensive, easy-to-read and enjoyable guide, written with love and made especially for anyone drinking, making, selling or buying coffee. It is an easy, available, communicative and enjoyable way to learn and understand coffee and the coffee world better.

A recommended gift for any coffee lover!
A Coffee Lover’s Guide includes a short, accessible and comprehensive synopsis of coffee’s history and origin, it’s types and varieties, different ways of brewing and grinding, coffee machinery, and even popular uses and traditions of coffee, including “coffee reading”.

All the answers in one place: the perfect guide for any coffee lover!
Enjoy the read, and enjoy your coffee even more!

Coffee is a brewed beverage with a bitter, acidic flavor prepared from the roasted seeds of the coffee plant. The beans are found in coffee cherries, which grow on trees cultivated in over 70 countries, primarily in equatorial Latin America, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Africa. Green (unroasted) coffee is one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world.[1] Coffee can have a stimulating effect on humans due to its caffeine content. It is one of the most-consumed beverages in the world.[2]
Coffee has played a crucial role in many societies. The energizing effect of the coffee bean plant is thought to have been discovered in the northeast region of Ethiopia, and the cultivation of coffee first expanded in the Arab world.[3] The earliest credible evidence of coffee drinking appears in the middle of the 15th century, in the Sufi shrines of Yemen in southern Arabia.[3] From the Muslim world, coffee spread to India,[4] Italy, then to the rest of Europe, to Indonesia, and to the Americas.[5] In East Africa and Yemen, it was used in religious ceremonies. As a result, the Ethiopian Church banned its secular consumption, a ban in effect until the reign of Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia.[6] It was banned in Ottoman Turkey during the 17th century for political reasons,[7] and was associated with rebellious political activities in Europe.
Coffee berries, which contain the coffee seeds or “beans”, are produced by several species of small evergreen bush of the genus Coffea. The two most commonly grown are the highly regarded Coffea arabica, and the “robusta” form of the hardier Coffea canephora. The latter is resistant to the devastating coffee leaf rust (Hemileia vastatrix). Once ripe, coffee berries are picked, processed, and dried. The seeds are then roasted to varying degrees, depending on the desired flavor. They are then ground and brewed to create coffee. Coffee can be prepared and presented in a variety of ways.
An important export commodity, coffee was the top agricultural export for twelve countries in 2004,[8] and it was the world’s seventh-largest legal agricultural export by value in 2005.[9] Some controversy is associated with coffee cultivation and its impact on the environment. Many studies have examined the relationship between coffee consumption and certain health conditions; whether the overall effects of coffee are ultimately positive or negative has been widely disputed.[10] The method of brewing coffee has been found to be important to its health effects.[11]

via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee