For some, coffee is a means of getting through the morning. For others, it is a way of life. Fascinated by artisanal coffee culture, celebrated photographer Horst A. Friedrichs turns his lens toward every aspect of coffee - from beans to espresso machines, and from baristas to consumers. Stepping inside the worlds best coffee shops, Friedrichs shows just how sophisticated the practice of making coffee has become. Delicious shots of classic drip cones and decades-old Chemex coffee makers are interspersed with images of beakers filled with dark liquid simmering over a flame and brewers extracting the perfect concentrate to be poured over ice. He also captures coffee's fashion aesthetic - from witty and vintage t-shirts to upscale extracts and felt filters. Nora Manthey's texts profile the leading minds of the third wave and reveal their transformative craft. As luscious as a freshly poured cup of espresso, this is a delightfully irresistible book that will be at home on any coffee table.
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 1185 g
Dimensions: 289 x 219 x 23 mm
"Photographer Horst A. Friedrichs[']...photos lovingly capture the intricate process behind brewing up our favorite stimulant. Nora Manthey lends her words to Horst's photographs, which escort readers from the pulverizing of beans to liquid being pumped through extraordinary machines in coffee shops all over the world. The book even takes on the increasingly popular art of creating designs in cappuccino foam. Along the way, you'll peer at french presses, immerse yourself in ice drips, enjoy espresso and more. Horst catalogues these and far more esoteric types of preparation paraphernalia - peppering in photos of flames and grinds, beans and baristas - and it's good to the last drop. "