This is the definitive guide to coffee, from humble bean to irresistible beverage. This is the definitive illustrated guide to the history and usage of the coffee bean. It includes more than 100 classic recipes using coffee - 30 for coffee drinks and over 70 for great desserts, cakes and cookies. It offers a fascinating tour of coffee throughout history that traces the enduring appeal of coffee, from its early use by dervishes to the widespread popularity of coffee houses across the world. It features a guide to coffee-producing countries around the globe, exploring the wide range of flavours, aromas and characteristics to be found from the different beans. It offers advice on how to achieve a truly satisfying cup of coffee whatever brewing equipment is used - from simple saucepan to electric espresso machine. It provides fabulous photography throughout, including 585 specially commissioned colour pictures. This comprehensive guide explores all aspects of coffee, from aromatic beverage to indispensable cooking ingredient. This book is divided into two main sections: the reference section includes a history of coffee drinking around the world, the rise of coffee houses and cafes, as well as giving comprehensive advice on the wide range of coffee brewing equipment available. The recipe section, features 30 coffee drinks and over 70 step-by-step recipes for delicious desserts, cakes and cookies. All the classic coffee dishes are included, such as Tiramisu, and Coffee and Cardamon Zabaglione making this book a must for coffee-lovers everywhere.
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