Recommendations for great informational coffee articles/and or books.

I'm interested in what anyone here would recommend as some great reading material for the specialty coffee industry (in general). That being said, I do realize that this website also has lots of great information everywhere, which I still will use as an awesome source.

 

Any input is appreciated! :)

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The Professional Barista's Handbook by Scott Rao
I'd love to know some books as well. I've only been a barista for a year and I know for a fact I wasn't trained correctly.

Since I read daily...and to the point of obsession....on coffee and our business in some way here are some things I keep on hand for reference and read often:

 

Home Roasting Book/Intro to roasting is how I look at it:

http://www.amazon.com/Home-Coffee-Roasting-Romance-Revival/dp/03121...

 

http://www.amazon.com/Home-Coffee-Roasting-Revised-Updated/dp/03123...

 

David Schomer's Professional Barista Techniques, Love this thing:

http://www.espressoparts.com/EDU18?utm_medium=shoppingengine&ut...

 

Start and run a coffee bar, defiently a helpful overview of running a bar if your new to it:

http://www.amazon.com/Start-Run-Coffee-Bar-Matzen/dp/1770400354/ref...

s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1298315521&sr=1-22

 

There is this, which is a bit of a history of coffee up to about the 1920s if I am not mistaken:

http://www.amazon.com/All-About-Coffee-William-Ukers/dp/0810340925/...

 

Then there are magainze such as:

Roast: http://www.roastmagazine.com/

Barista:http://www.baristamagazine.com/

Specialty Coffee Retailer: http://www.specialty-coffee.com/ME2/Audiences/Default.asp?AudID=464...

Coffee Talk: http://www.coffeetalk.com/home.html

Tea and Coffee: http://www.teaandcoffee.net/

and Fresh Cup: http://www.freshcup.com/

 

Also I always recommend people read these no matter what you do in life:

The 7 Habbits...:

http://www.amazon.com/Habits-Highly-Effective-People/dp/0671708635

 

Orison Marden's Iron Will:

http://www.amazon.com/Iron-Will-Orison-Swett-Marden/dp/1162599146/r...

 

Gittomers Red book of selling:

http://www.amazon.com/Little-Red-Book-Selling-Principles/dp/1885167...

 

and I could go on and on and on...but that should get you started...here is a list of nap. Hill. books that are good to read even though its not coffee related...its still good to read

http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_tc_2_0?rh=i:stripbooks,k:Nap...

Everything But Espresso by Scott Rao

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