on 16 July 2012
Personally I think this is the best book about the speciality coffee trade. I live in the UK and most reviewers here would probably label this book too 'American' but the sad thing is Great Britain as a country with it's rich history of coffee houses, currently is saturated with the worst 'fast-food' coffee chains. If you want to learn about the speciality coffee industry specifically for the UK you are better of reading forums and blogs.
Nonetheless, borders aside, this book is superb! the most personal journey I have seen so far for any Coffee Book author, yes almost all authors trying to write about coffee would probably have travelled to a producing country or two, but no one compares to the single hand experiences of Michaele Weissman. She takes you to a journey so captivating with characters so interesting it seems like she ripped them all off from a fictional novel.
Overall, this book is for anyone interested about coffee... or even just reading...