Coffee Culture features 33 eclectic coffee shops across the United States
Several locations are listed in the National Register of Historic Places or have received awards from Architectural Record and the American Institute of Architects (AIA)
This book will appeal to architects, professional designers, photographers, and international coffee aficionados and the epicurean market
Coffee Culture: Hot Coffee + Cool Spaces is a full-color presentation of coffee shops crafting great coffee in interesting spaces with good design aesthetics. The author has selected thirty-three coffee shops located in cities across the United States, including Ann Arbor, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Oakland, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Seattle.The thirty-three coffee shops (all visited by the author) are separated from the ordinary or common by being authentic, credible, unique, and having integrity and soul.
Photos by an eclectic group of photographers captures the feel and personality of each coffee shop. The concept of space is often extended from the shop interior to the neighborhood – interweaving coffee, art, architecture, design, and historic preservation.
The book showcases coffee shops located in historic buildings, modern architecture, an art museum, an arcade, a courtyard, a former loading dock and even a reclaimed cargo shipping container – but the common thread is an appreciation for great coffee in spaces that invite human interaction and create memories through good design.