In this revised and updated edition of his authoritative guide to coffee, illustrated with black and white photos and drawings throughout, James Beard Award–winning food journalist and Atlantic senior editor Corby Kummer presents the results of his ongoing international search for everything you need to make a great cup of coffee at home. Kummer describes the best beans (including Fair Trade sources) and how to buy and store them, he surveys the top grinders, and he offers incisive reports on brewing and espresso-making equipment—with tips on how to get the best results from them.
"Unquestionably the most definitive and engagingly written book on the subject."—NYTimes
"I have long been a fan of Corby Kummer's superb writing in The Atlantic Monthly, and this magnum opus is in the same tradition—incorporating impeccable research and insight, along with Corby's usual sense of humor."—Martha Stewart