Coffee Books

25 Must-Read Coffee Books

When it comes to coffee, one can learn a lot about his or her favorite beverage with the help of books. Starting from the origin of a cup of Joe, the literature can inform you about some of the most useful methods of coffee brewing. In addition, when you cannot visit every coffee shop in the world, there is no better way to understand about coffee from different origins as compared to reading it from a fine piece of the book.

Incorporating top 25 must-read coffee books of the modern era, the below-mentioned guide is of the great essence for all the coffee-enthusiasts. So if you’ve want a thorough understanding about your favorite drink, have a look at our favorite coffee books.

Top 25 Must-Read Coffee Books

Coffee Story: Ethiopia

Author: Majka Burhardt

Combining vibrant photographs with comprehensive information, this is a high-quality piece of writing by Majka Burhardt. Featuring useful info about the home of coffee, this book tells you about coffee’s impact on an entire nation.


Beginners’ Guide To Coffee At Home: Coffee Basics For Coffee Enthusiasts 

Author: A. Edward Gur

One for the newbies, who are still reluctant to prepare coffee at home due to the lack of knowledge, they can learn about the art of coffee brewing with the help of this book.


I Love Coffee!: Over 100 Easy and Delicious Coffee Drinks

Author: Susan Zimmer

Featuring loads of recipes for both hot as well as cold beverages, this book comes from an author which has more than 30 years of experience with this particular drink. In this book, she tells the readers about how to make a wide range of drinks just like the professionals.


Everything but Espresso

Author: Scott Rao

If you’re looking for the optimal flavor in your cup of coffee, this is the perfect book for you.


Coffee Obsession

Author: Anette Moldvaer

When coffee is one of the most famous drinks all around the world, this book shares some of the greatest recipes which are observed in the various coffee-obsessed nations in this world.


The Professional Barista’s Handbook

Author: Scott Rao

Yet another imperious piece of writing from this author, this one shares valuable tips for the professionals who want to be successful in the business of coffee making.


Happy People Read and Drink Coffee

Author: Agnes Martin-Lugand

This book features a fictional story about a coffee shop owner who has to face serious highs and lows in her life.


How to Make Coffee: The Science Behind the Bean

Author:  Lani Kingston

One of the must-read coffee books, it provides valuable information about almost every facet of coffee making.


The Infinite Emotions of Coffee

Author: Alon Y. Halevy

In the Infinite Emotions of Coffee, the author takes an in-depth look at how different cultures have influenced coffee preparation.


Once Upon A Grind

Author: Cleo Coyle

A fictional master – class, this book revolves around a Coffeehouse manager and a dangerous mystery regarding her detective boyfriend.


Coffee: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Coffee

Author: Jack Frisks

If you want to know the complete anatomy of the coffee beans, this is not the book for you. But if you’re a coffee-lover, who would love to know about different ways of brewing his or her favorite beverage, this book is worth a shot.


The Coffee House: A Cultural History

Author: Markman Ellis

As evident from the name of this book, it takes a look at the impact of coffeehouses on various aspects of the society.


The East India Company Book of Coffee

Author: Antony Wild

This book shares valuable information about the history of coffee. Filled with anecdotes and illustrations, this is a must-read book for both casual readers as well as experienced coffee lovers.


Amazing Coffee Travels

Author: Serge Remy

Coming from a veteran in the field of coffee making, this book describes the world from the eyes of a coffee lover.


God In A Cup: The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Coffee

Author: Michaele Weissman

When Coffee is such a valuable commodity all across the globe, this book takes a look at the actual reason behind the expensive nature of coffee beans. In addition, it also takes a look how the coffee-enthusiast Americans play a direct role in improving the lives of farmers – who cultivate it – in the 3rd world countries.


The Devil’s Cup: A History of the World According to Coffee

Author: Stewart Lee Allen

When some people term coffee as nothing more than a beverage, Stewart Lee Allen describes in this must-read coffee book that how this cup of Joe has influenced history ever since its origin.


Coffee Culture: Hot Coffee + Cool Spaces

Author: Robert Schneider

In this book, the author has decided to show 33 coffee shops across the U.S. – via colorful photographs – which are unique in the sense that they have successfully combined the art of great coffee making with great shop aesthetics.


The Curious Barista’ Guide to Coffee

Author: Tristan Stephenson

If you’re into the business of coffee-making and want to learn some valuable tips to turn your business into a successful one, this is a must-read coffee book which is no less than an ultimate guide to brewing a perfect cup of coffee.


Start and Run a Coffee Bar

Author: Tom Matzen

Yet another book for the business oriented coffee-lovers, this book provides a comprehensive information about everything which a coffee-bar owner might need to know.


The World Atlas of Coffee: From Beans to Brewing

Author: James Hoffmann

Starting from the origin of coffee, this book takes a look at the individuals who cultivate it, different cultures where coffee is nothing short of a way of life and finally, how coffee has changed with the recent innovations in technology.


The Coffee Lover’s Diet: Change your Coffee, Change Your Diet

Author: Dr. Bob Arnot

If you’re a fitness conscious reader, who want to use coffee as a pound-shedding drink, there aren’t much better books available in the market than this one.


Coffee: A Guide to Buying, Brewing and Enjoying

Author: Kenneth David

For any coffee lover who wants to have a complete understanding of this beverage, varying from its rich history to the modern ways of coffee brewing, this is an exceptional piece of writing by Kenneth Davids.


Brew Better Coffee at Home

Author: Brian W. Jones

Published in 2016, the Brew Better Coffee at Home is an all guide for newbies who’re still relatively new to the trait of coffee-brewing.


Coffee Gives Me Superpowers

Author: Ryoko Iwata

One for the fun-loving coffee aficionados, this book uses a un-conventional way to discuss different facts about coffee.


Coffee Shop Conversations: Making the Most of Spiritual Small Talk

Author: Dale Fincher

When it comes to coffee houses, people share all sorts of views. But when it comes to religious observations, people aren’t still very sure of how to share their point of view regarding such a sensitive topic. So in this book, the author describes some valuable tips of how to share sacred opinions without upsetting others.

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