While this book does hold some interesting and valuable information the author makes it a laborious read with drawn out chapters that seem to have little or no relevance to the topic. Furthermore, as a coffee professional it was hard to look past the overwhelming factual mistakes that litter this book. It makes me think the information I found interesting in this book may not be based on much fact at all. Overall its a unnecessary amount of reading for little or no reward and I suggest you avoid it. There are much better researched and written books of this type.