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About Coffee

Kenneth Davids, Coffee Expert and Writer

About Coffee is excerpted from Kenneth Davids three coffee books: Coffee: A Guide to Buying, Brewing & Enjoying, Espresso: Ultimate Coffee, and Home Coffee Roasting: Romance & Revival. About Coffee covers coffee culture from history and cultivation through buying, home roasting, and brewing.

Davids' formal involvement with the coffee business began in the early 1970s when he opened his own coffee house in Berkeley, California. In 1976, he published the first edition of Coffee: A Guide to Buying, Brewing & Enjoying, one of the earliest contemporary books on the subject. Coffee is now in its fifth edition and had sold over 150,000 copies.

Davids's travels have taken him around the world in search of information about coffee. In 1993, he spent several weeks among coffee roasters in Great Britain preparing the British edition of his general book on coffee, and an extended stay in Italy in preparation for his book Espresso: Ultimate Coffee.
Kenneth Davids, Books about Coffee

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