For over 40 years Kenneth Davids has recorded and influenced the world of specialty coffee with three books (more than 250,000 copies sold in multiple editions) and hundreds of articles, talks and presentations. His first book, Coffee: A Guide to Buying, Brewing & Enjoying, was published in 1975 at the very onset of the specialty coffee movement.
With his latest book, 21st Century Coffee: A Guide, Davids brings the specialty coffee story up to date. 21st Century Coffee applies Davids’ accessible, lively writing voice and many years of coffee experience to a detailed, thoroughly illustrated introduction to virtually everything about coffee, particularly to the game-changing new developments that have taken place over the past two decades.
These are developments Davids has witnessed (and often impacted) week by week and cup by cup as co-founder and editor of CoffeeReview.com. His new book carries the reader deep into the dynamic developments that are shaping specialty coffee today, from coffee farmer to coffee roaster to kitchen to your cup.
21st Century Coffee: A Guide includes 290 large-format pages, 190 photographs, 15 lucid, informative tables, and over 50 maps and infographics.
“Many have written about coffee over the past few decades, but only Kenneth Davids has been involved as a writer and full participant spanning the early 1970’s to the present. 21st Century Coffee: A Guide is the latest book from this coffee explorer, and it is his best, written with clarity on the ever-expanding world of coffee today.”
— George Howell, specialty coffee pioneer and innovator and recipient of the Specialty Coffee Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award
21st Century Coffee: A Guide is available for purchase on kennethdavidscoffee.com, on Amazon and through select coffee companies. US$34.95.