Here are our recommendations of great books to read before or after you open your coffee shop or cafe
The Daily Grind: How to open & run a coffee shop that makes money
This is our book, a number one best seller and highly rated, it comes with a host of extra online resources as well.
We wrote it from the point of view of someone starting out and the chapters are in a logical order that fit the process of opening.
Coffee Art: Creative Coffee Designs for the Home Barista
A personal friend of ours Dhan is one top guy.
Over 128 pages of 60 stunning designs from Britain’s champion latte artist.
From free pouring to etching, stencilling and more complicated designs for the black belt barista, you’ll have fun emulating innovative designs such as The Swan, The Unicorn, and frothy 3-D babyccino animals. The book even includes 9 stencil patterns for you to trace and try.
The World Atlas of Coffee: From beans to brewing - coffees explored, explained and enjoyed
Champion barista and coffee expert James Hoffmann examines key factors, looking at varieties of coffee, the influence of terroir, how it is harvested and processed, the roasting methods used, through to the way in which the beans are brewed.
Country by country – from Bolivia to Zambia – he then identifies key characteristics and the methods that determine the quality of that country’s output. Along the way we learn about everything from the development of the espresso machine, to why strength guides on supermarket coffee are really not good news.
For everyone who wants to understand more about coffee and its wonderful nuances and possibilities, this is the book to have.
Coffee Gives Me Superpowers: An Illustrated Book about the Most Awesome Beverage on Earth
Coffee Gives Me Superpowers is overflowing with infographics and fun, interesting facts about the most awesome beverage on earth written by Ryoko, a Japanese coffee-lover living in Seattle. The book includes the most popular pieces on the site, such as “Your Brain on Beer vs. Coffee,” “10 Coffee Myths,” “The 15 Most Caffeinated Cities in the U.S.
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
The must buy book for any small business owner. Michael Gerber is the master of small business advice, this timeless classic will help you understand the difference between you being an entrepreneur and a technician in your business.
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