• The Coffee Atlas

  • Different Types of Coffee and How They Are Made Around the World
  • By: Marcia Abrams
  • Narrated by: Stefanie Hazen
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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The Coffee Atlas

By: Marcia Abrams
Narrated by: Stefanie Hazen
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Publisher's Summary

Forget Starbucks - there's an entire world of coffee waiting to be discovered.

Around two billion cups of coffee are consumed across the world every day. Second only to crude oil, it’s the world’s largest traded commodity.

The origin of coffee is shrouded in legend, and no one knows for sure exactly how it was discovered (although its discovery is largely attributed to a herd of energetic Ethiopian goats in AD 850).

It’s little wonder, then, that coffee is so steeped in culture, with a rich history and a complex social and cultural narrative.

In The Coffee Atlas, you’ll learn that there’s a whole world of coffee waiting to be uncovered. You’ll discover:

  • A rich but concise history of the humble coffee bean
  • The difference between "arabica" and "robusta" (and what it is you usually drink)
  • When a cherry isn’t a cherry - and what that has to do with your coffee
  • Crop to cup: a complete understanding of what happened to your coffee beans
  • The complex ethical landscape of the coffee industry - and how you can be sure your cup is as fair and ethical as possible every time
  • Varieties, brewing methods, and preparations - learn the jargon for it all and sound like a pro the next time you order!
  • The real reason one continent consumes far less coffee than it exports
  • Unique and unusual coffee preparations from around the world
  • Why one country refuses to succumb to Starbucks (and why you might want to, too!)
  • Expert tips for preparing high-quality coffee at home every time
  • Bonus! Clear and simple recipes so you can become your household’s favorite barista (no experience necessary)
  • And much more

If you stumble to the coffee machine for your caffeine fix each morning with barely a thought about what you’re drinking (or how it could be better), or if you’re stuck in a pumpkin spice latte rut, it’s time to discover coffee’s oldest secrets.

©2021 Marcia Abrams (P)2021 Marcia Abrams

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Fun and Informative

I start my days with coffee. In my book, that is the only proper way to begin a day, so, when I saw a book about coffee, I couldn’t resist. And, much like coffee, it didn’t disappoint. Apparently, there are more brands of coffee than I have ever tasted. Watch out world, I am about to become a coffee connoisseur, thanks to this book.

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Rich of knowledge about coffee in it!

This audiobook covers much information for learning about the kinds of coffee and its origin. The author has a crazy passion for coffee, so she really knows much about this field. I would definitely recommend this to all coffee lovers.

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Who Knew?

I'm an avid coffee lover of all types and had no idea about all the fascinating history, rich culture on so many unique ways to experience coffee. Avocado, really? Will have to try that one. Great resource!

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Good Book!

I am a coffee drinker, and I don’t even know how they make one of my favorite drinks in the morning. This book though said everything you need to know about coffee. It exposed me to the origin of coffee. I have realized how much different countries love and make their coffees, and most importantly, I can make my recipe. Thanks to the writer of this book. I enjoyed every chapter in this book. This book is worth the investment.

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Very Informative

My day cannot start without a cup of coffee. I love coffee and always wanted to learn more about the crop to cup process. This audiobook covered it all! From the history of coffee to recipes to make your own. My favorite section was the tips for preparing high quality coffee at home.

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Great listen

If you are a coffee lover just like me then this book is for you..

I learnt about its history, different methods used for making coffee and different types of coffee


Recommended.

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For all coffee Connoisseurs

Wow! This book covers it all. I can't live without my coffee in the morning so hearing how beneficial it is for my health was fantastic. The information on how the coffee is harvested is also incredibly interesting. If you ever want to impress your friends over a cup of joe with your knowledge of coffee, this is the way to accomplish it. Great book!

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Deep dive into one of your favorite past times!

So much information! Actually found this really neat because we all think we know about our coffee, and even know about certified and organic coffee etc but this book goes into some great detail! You may know part of the story but it is cool to hear it all in one setting. The health benefits, the economics, fairtrade, organic, how coffee is prepared, and then how varied its consumption is in different countries. The e-book or paperback is more of an 'atlas' because they have maps so that part of the title doesn't necessarily match (but you still learn about all parts of the world) but other than that the book is bang on and full of great information!

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Coffee Perfection!

as a coffee conoseur, this book is perfect. it think I need to book a coffee world tour lol!
would definitely recommend this to all coffee lovers, or entrepreneurs who are looking to start a business in this area

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New appreciation for my coffee

I never learned so much about coffee. This book helps me appreciate my morning coffee routine to a whole new level. I never really paid attention to the labels and wording on my coffee package; however, this book makes me picked up my coffee bag and read it more thoroughly for the first time. I felt more informed as a consumer and am excited to try the different coffee drinking practices from other areas of the world.

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  • Esmeralda S.
  • 08-30-21

I love coffee!

I have loved the journey through this book; the information is fascinating.
One of my favorite chapters is "the coffee story from field to cup," which is a delightful story. If you are a coffee lover like myself, you will enjoy this book a lot.

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  • Chika Njoku
  • 08-30-21

Highly Recommended

I highly recommend this audiobook for everyone who really wants to know more about coffee.

The author did a very good research on this.

I enjoyed listening to all the chapters and learnt a lot about the process coffee goes through.

Love this!

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  • YA
  • 08-28-21

Fascinating!

I picked up this book out of curiosity!
I had no idea there are so many different varieties of coffee and in so many different parts of the world.

The author has shown amazing research and shared the knowledge and tips to make the best coffee in your own kitchen.

I like the message about avoiding places where the coffee is controversially sourced and support those who source it more ethically.

I'm excited to try a cup if coffee in every continent I visit hopefully over the next few years!!

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  • Amz_shopper
  • 08-26-21

Very informative

What a great audiobook by Marcia Abrams! This audiobook goes through from start to finish on how the coffee goes from harvesting from the field to the cup in our home or coffee shop. I really enjoyed listening to the different ways on how continents produce coffee and the popularity amongst the different types of living. Definitely a great recommendation for Coffee lovers like myself to know more on the roots on coffee!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-25-21

You will never be stuck for a conversation starter

I really enjoyed a lot of the information in this book. The book covers a lot of information and a brilliant bonus regarding homemade recipes. It is a great listen for anyone who enjoys coffee or is curious about it, whether they are just beginning to try new drinks or whether you already drink coffee every day like me. The book is broken up into chapters covering coffee from all over the world. If you love coffee but want to know more about its history and more importantly how to choose the best coffee, this is a great read for you!