What I Know About Running Coffee Shops is drawn from personal experience. Colin Harmon built 3fefrom a one-man coffee cart in a nightclub lobby to the internationally renowned business it is today. The lessons, stories and guidelines in this richly illustrated book offer a unique and honest insight into the day-to-day realities of what many people see as their dream job.
Colin Harmon is a four-time Irish Barista Champion and owner of Dublin’s 3fe Coffee, one of the world’s most innovative and progressive specialty coffee shops. His work in coffee has extended to roasting, training and consultancy work, as well as developing coffee equipment for the specialty market and beyond.
Dear Coffee Buyer by Ryan Brown is the first ever book dedicated to the profession of green coffee buying. Brown's vivid descriptions and engaging prose make readers feel like they’re right there with him: tagging along to taste hundreds of coffee samples during a twenty-hour stop in Guatemala, feeling his nervous excitement when he takes a spontaneous buying trip to Honduras with little more than a backpack, and sharing his frustration and determination to find farmers and exporters willing to offer exceptional coffees.
Along the way, Brown takes an in-depth look at coffee bean varieties, processing, origins, cupping, forecasting, and pricing. He even interviews other legendary coffee buyers to get their take on the skills needed to begin a successful career in coffee buying. Dear Coffee Buyer will change the way a generation of baristas, roasters, and green buyers views 'direct trade,' seasonality, the Geisha variety, and the complex challenges of getting beans halfway around the world, from the farm to the cup.
It's finally HERE! 124 restaurants, cafes and bars with their signature recipes
The result is an exciting mix of east-meets-west flavours, showcasing everything that makes Hong Kong unique on the international culinary stage, and being the first design- and photography-driven book of its kind to present Hong Kong’s food identity to the world.
“Flavours of Hong Kong” is the season’s best gift for everyone from photo-obsessed foodies to humble home cooks. Readers will find themselves lost in the engaging narratives which detail the intriguing stories, journeys and backgrounds behind Hong Kong’s favourite kitchens and chefs. Delightfully written, thoughtfully curated and beautifully photographed, Flavours of Hong Kong is guaranteed to satisfy your appetite for Hong Kong’s vast food scene — no reservations needed.