Synopses & Reviews
The popularity of espresso, coffee at its purest and most intense, has grown exponentially in the past decade. In this revised edition of his book on the ultimate coffee, Kenneth Davids provides a lucid, engaging examination of espresso's lore, legend, and culture. A finalist for the James Beard Award upon its original publication. Espresso
is the perfect introduction to the world of specialty coffee.
"Kenneth Davids writes with authority and panache. There's no one I'd rather read and learn from. He'll turn your kitchen into the espresso bar of your dreams-and the more aspiring baristas who read this book, the safer the country will be for the new world of lattes sweeping the nation." --Corby Kummer, The Atlantic Monthly
"Kenneth Davids's new book blends the myths and history with the technology and culture that create this nouveau art form we call 'espresso.' It's the perfect companion while enjoying the pleasures of this magnificent beverage." --Ted R. Lingle, director of the Speciality Coffee Association
About the Author
is the author of two other books about coffee, Coffee: A Guide to Buying, Brewing,
and Home Coffee Roasting: Romance and Revival.
He teaches writing and history at the California College of Arts and Crafts and writes a number of coffee industry publications and Web sites. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.