After a quiet launch in the USA, DK Publishing dropped a new book called Coffee Obsession in the UK today. Anette Moldvaer, co-founder and green buyer at Square Mile Coffee, is the author behind this unique atlas/encyclopedia/coffee cookbook hybrid, which also appears to be a delightful primer for those new to the specialty coffee world.
This book’s watchword seems to be accessibility–this is a mainstream release on a major international publishing platform, designed to bring in as many folks as possible into the good coffee fold. Moldvaer’s book is careful to define terms, often expanding information by the use of colorful infographics and visual anchoring. See these pulls from the book below, graciously borrowed from Amazon.
For more on the book’s editorial tone and accessibility, check out what DK Publishing has to say for the US version:
Through clear step-by-step instruction, Coffee Obsession will teach you how to make latte, cappuccino, and other iconic coffee styles as if you were a professionally trained barista. With more than 130 classic coffee recipes to suit every taste, detailed flavor profiles and tasting notes, as well as recommended roasts from around the world, Coffee Obsession is like nothing else out on the market.