by Shawn Steiman
The fully updated second edition of The Hawaii Coffee Book: A Gourmet's Guide from Kona to Kauai includes all new recipes, new information on industry practices and trends and in-depth information on Hawaii coffee laws. Coffee scientist, consultant and author Dr. Shawn Steiman's book is the definitive work on the subject, including a region-by-region guide, information on growing, harvesting and processing coffee and recipes for cooking with coffee, complete with mouthwatering photography. This comprehensive coffee book also dispenses tips on coffee appreciation and provides a thorough education on coffee essentials. Common questions such as, "How should I store my coffee?" (short answer: don't.) and, "How do I brew the perfect cup of coffee?" are answered in an easy-to-digest sidebar format. A resource for everyone, even coffee fanatics who might think they know it all about their favorite beverage, The Hawaii Coffee Book addresses all aspects of the coffee industry and culture, from ethical farming to roasting techniques and coffee tasting to events and festivals.