Started leafing through my coffee library as I start researching a paper for a study group.
It is very easy to collect books on coffee for their own sake, and I am as guilty as the next man. I’ve got lots of them (well – not hundreds or anything) that aren’t much good for reference as I have all the source texts. Interesting to see how badly written many of them are, some barely above casual plagiarism. I think I’ve probably posted before on the number of coffee books that anyone with a copy of Davids and Ukers could knock up in half a day. Books published as a reaction to a percieved spike in the public’s interest in coffee. Not useful books – but when you see them on ebay for 99p you can’t help but bid!
I love reading these older books, they have so much more character. An imaginery prize to the first reader to correctly the identidy the book under Ukers….
[tags]espresso, coffee, books[/tags]