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Aroma of the World: A Journey Into the Mysteries and Delights of Coffee by Elisabetta Illy
With the global popularity of coffee growing apace, Elisabetta Illy--whose family produces the esteemed Illy-brand espresso--pays tribute to this delicious drink. Aroma of the World combines a travel journal--with visits to coffee-cultivating countries like Brazil, Ethiopia, and India--with background on coffee origins, preparation, and tasting techniques, as well as its social impact and effect on our health. In addition, leading international chef Gianfranco Vissani offers a selection of exclusive coffee-based recipes, both sweet and savory

Café Between Pumpkin and Pie by Marina Adair Kate Angell
On Halloween night in Moonbright, Maine, three single women, with autumn leaves swirling about and the fragrance of fresh-baked pie in the air, fall for the most tantalizing trick-and the most delightful treat-the magic of true love.

Cat's Café: a Comics Collection by Matt Tarpley
Welcome to Cat's Café, a neighborhood coffee shop where all are welcome! Based on the popular webcomic, Cat's Café introduces readers to the adorable denizens of this world. There's Penguin, who has a bit of a coffee problem; Rabbit, whose anxiety sometimes overwhelms him; Axolotl, whose confidence inspires his friends; the always-supportive Cat, who provides hot drinks made with love and a supportive ear for anyone's troubles; and many, many more. With a sensitive take on real issues and a gentle, positive outlook, Cat's Café is about the power of acceptance, friendship, and love ... and delicious cups of coffee.

Coffee Isn't Rocket Science by Sebastien Racineux
Rocket science is complicated, coffee doesn't have to be! With information presented in an easy, illustrated style, and chock-full of the fool-proof and reliable knowledge of a seasoned barista, Coffee Isn't Rocket Science is the guide you always wished existed. From how coffee beans are grown, harvested and turned into coffee, the history and flavor profiles of beans from every country, to making pour-overs, iced coffee, and latte art, to the cultural practices of drinking coffee around the world, this book explains it all in the simplest way possible. All information is illustrated in charming and informative four-color drawings that explain concepts at a glance.

Coffee Made Simple by Parragon Books
Coffee is an almost universal favorite and this collection of recipes shows you how to make the most of it. 100 mouthwatering recipes.

Coffee With the Stars by Steven Rea
Put on a pot of your favorite coffee, perk up, and enjoy nostalgic black-and-white photos that celebrate screen icons from the Silent Era through the eighties, making and drinking their own cups of joe, java, pour-overs, and percolated brews. Hollywood Café bridges the vibrant coffee culture of right-now with the glamorous coffee culture of the star-studded past. A dream cast of nearly 200 stars: Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Clara Bow, Charlie Chaplin, W. C. Fields, Robert Mitchum, Rita Hayworth, Bob Hope, Michael Caine, Jane Fonda, Ava Gardner, Jackie Gleason, Lucille Ball, Elvis Presley, Jayne Mansfield, Sammy Davis Jr., William Holden, Lauren Bacall, John Wayne, and many moreis captured on the set, on the run, in costume and out, behind-the-scenes and at the kitchen table, refilling and refueling, sipping and savoring, drinking the good stuff, just like us.

Pumpkin Spice Peril by Jenn McKinlay
Life is all sugar and spice for the Fairy Tale Cupcake bakers--Melanie Cooper is engaged to the delectable Joe DeLaura, Angie Harper and her husband Tate are savoring married life, and the bakery is bustling with happy customers. Until one of their most valued cupcake connoisseurs ends up dead. Local glass artist and cupcake lover Rene Fischer-Klein has always suffered from a wide variety of health issues. In an effort to cheer her up, her doting husband, Peter, brings her a four-pack of her favorite cupcakes every week. But when the police discover that Rene has been poisoned, there's no sugarcoating the fact that the last things she ate were the bakery's signature pumpkin spice cupcakes! With their lives and bakery at stake, it's up to Mel and Angie to find out who poisoned their artist friend and why, before their future is frosted for good.

The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice by Allyson Charles Donna Kauffman
Witches, goblins, the occasional ghost--they're all sure to be spotted at the annual Halloween parade, where adults and children alike dress in costume to celebrate Moonbright's favorite holiday. And no place has more seasonal spirit than Bellaluna's Bakeshop, a family business steeped in traditional recipes, welcoming warmth--and, legend has it, truly spellbinding, heart-melting treats... Between good-natured Halloween tricks, frothy pumpkin lattes, and some very special baked goods, for three Moonbright residents looking for love--whether they know it or not--the spookiest thing will be how magical romance can suddenly be...

The Coffee Book by Anette Moldvaer
Deepen your coffee knowledge, experiment with different beans, methods, and flavours, and become a barista at home with The Coffee Book and its 70 recipes. Discover the origins of coffee and its production before exploring over 40 country profiles, showcasing the incredible variety of beans grown around the world. Appreciate the nuances of flavour from bean to bean using the taster's wheel to identify different flavours and understand which notes complement one another. Master different roasting, grinding, tamping and brewing techniques, plus the equipment needed. Experiment with some 70 recipes, ranging from café culture classics, such as the Americano, to more adventurous flavour combinations like the Almond Fig Latte or the Hazelnut Frappé, as well as non-dairy milk alternatives.

The World in Your Teacup by Lauren Rubinstein
The World In Your Tea Cup takes you on a journey around the world, helping you learn the history of tea and its influence on eight specific regions, including China, England, and Russia. This book offers readers helpful tips to create fun and tasty teas for their family and friends.

Winter Drinks by Lizzie Munro
A giftable collection of 70 cocktails built to fortify against the cold, featuring essential classics; updated riffs on traditional toddies, punches, nogs, and spiked coffees; and thoroughly modern drinks built to channel the season.

 

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