While at Caffe Culture/WBC Tim Wendelboe very kindly gave me a copy of his book that has just been translated from Norwegian to English.1
It is a great book – interesting, concise, informative and full of beautiful photos. (not least those of Tim himself….)
This isn’t just a book for the completist/coffee collector (though I am probably one of those people.). I think this would be a great book to give to someone who is just starting their journey/interest in coffee. It is approachable, useful and would compel further interest. Plus something in his very Norwegian dismissal of both Kopi Luwak and the “quality robusta vs bad arabica” debate make me laugh (in a good way).
The book covers coffee growing, roasting, brewing with rich detail on all in between.
The book starts to ship tomorrow (12th July 2010) and I suggest you pick up a copy.
- In terms of full disclosure – I didn’t pay for this book, and Tim is a friend. That doesn’t mean this isn’t a great book though! [↩]