Best Coffee Books That Money Can Buy

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How can one be a coffee lover without reading and owning a collection of the best coffee books in the world? Coffee books are a unique book species that become an entertaining piece for eyes and a source of passing the time for anyone waiting for coffee. Moreover, coffee and its warmth become more enjoyable when you have a great coffee book to read along with it. Coffee books are a combination of information, décor, and exclusivity with mesmerizing pictures.

To help all the coffee lovers out there, I researched and made a list of the best coffee books one can buy.

1. The World Atlas of Coffee: From Beans to Brewing – Coffees Explored, Explained, and Enjoyed

Enthusiastic and professionals would love this coffee book by James Hoffman. Want to know about the regions where the most vibrant and best coffee is grown? This book is for you.

The book then moves to the brewing techniques and step-by-step tutorials for each method. The whole book consists of informational and thought-provoking content.

If you are a coffee lover and a traveler by heart, The World Atlas of Coffee is something you wouldn’t want to miss. You can go on a world tour of growing, brewing, and tasting different coffees while reading this book. Moreover, every image of coffee beans in this book is exceptionally vibrant and in full colors, and the text is adorned with concise and educational content throughout the book.

2. Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World

We have heard thousands of stories, but have you ever heard the story of coffee? Uncommon Grounds is a book that tells the untold history of coffee. Starting from the discovery of coffee in ancient Abyssinia to the modern-day coffee that we get from Starbucks, the book covers every aspect in which coffee helped in transforming the world. Mark Pendergrast has reviewed the dramatic changes that occurred in coffee culture over the years.

If you are interested in knowing how impactful a thing like coffee can be in the transformation of the world, I would say that Uncommon Grounds is worth a read. It is an extremely entertaining guide about the coffee cultures in the past and the current favorite beverage.

3. The Coffee Recipe Book – 50 Coffee and Expresso Drinks to Make at Home

The Coffee Recipe Book by Daniel Lancaster is a complete guide for brewing an amazing cup of coffee in the comfort of your home. Coffee is an art; whether you have it in the morning to wake yourself up or get your hands on expresso with a friend in the evening, the art of brewing it stays consistent.

The book consists of fifty coffee and expresso recipes; you can find specialty lattes and classic cappuccino recipes in this book as well. Moreover, along with amazing recipes, the book is an ornament itself to be kept on a coffee table. What would be better than having a perfectly brewed cup of coffee along with an amazing coffee recipe book to explore through more coffee recipes? Of course, nothing.

4. The Curious Barista’s Guide to Coffee

By the name of this book, you can guess that it must contain great information about coffee beans and coffee. The book is a collection of coffee’s history, cultural influence, and the science behind coffee brewing, and Tristan Stephenson has perfectly explained every bit of it.

Readers can explore the different varieties of coffee found around the world and the science that made ordinary coffee beans turn into the most popular beverage in the world. After reading this book, you will know how to roast coffee beans at home, brew them, and turn them into a perfect cup of coffee.

You can find a complete step-by-step guide to every technique in this book. therefore, we can call this book a perfect combo of vintage décor and information.

5. Craft Coffee: A Manual: Brewing a Better Cup at Home

For any average coffee lover, brewing a perfect coffee cup at home is more like having a café at home. The book is about several coffee brewing techniques. For example, cold brewing, pour-over, and immersion techniques, etc.

If you are looking for a coffee book that can help you get café quality coffee at home, this book is perfect for you.

Moreover, this coffee book focuses on the taste, accessibility, time, and cost of brewing coffee as well.



6. Coffee Obsession

No wonder coffee is the most famous beverage in the world; America alone has 150 million regular coffee drinkers. The title of this book justifies the obsession we all have with coffee. The book takes its readers around the world-famous coffee-growing nations, talking about the different styles, tastes, and techniques of brewing coffee in each region. Readers also get to know about the process of making coffee beans perfect for turning into a cup of coffee.

You can learn recipes for making cappuccino, latte, and several other coffee styles by reading the step-by-step recipes in this book. In this book, you will find recipes along with their taste and how the final product will look like.


There is not a day that can go by without having a perfect cup of coffee; what’s even better is that you can get yourself an ideal hardcover coffee book to accompany your coffee. I hope that this list of best coffee books will be helpful for all the coffee lovers like me.