The New Rules of Coffee Book (ISBN 9780399581625)
Jordan and Zachary from Sprudge know a thing or two about coffee. Their coffee media site has been a source for everything about coffee for years - from events coverage to fun pieces on flat whites to serious talk about the issues facing the industry. They have brought together readers from all over the world and created one of the best-known sites for coffee news.
The New Rules of Coffee is a delightful work, filled with up-to-date insights into the world of coffee from growing to brewing, plus some thoughts on cafes, culture, and the industry itself. The writing is fresh and fun, and pages are interspersed with cheery illustrations by Kelsey Wroten. Inside you'll find a comprehensive list of "Rules," which range from facts about coffee as a plant and product, to instructive tips on equipment and brewing, as well as thoughts what makes a cafe great, where the coffee industry is and where it is heading, and much more. The Rules are presented in four sections: Rules for Coffee Around the World, Rules for Coffee at Home, Rules for the Cafe, and Rules for a New Coffee Future.
The New Rules of Coffee is 159 pages including an index, with 55 illustrated "Rules" (or chapters, if you like). At 7.2 " x 5.2 " (13 x 18 cm) it's an ideal small gift or stocking stuffer for your favorite coffee lover or barista!