From Alfred Peet’s original shop on the corner of Walnut and Vine in Berkeley, to the small roasters opening each year, West Coast roasters have largely defined and refined how Americans drink and think about their morning cup of joe. They have turned a morning ritual into an obsession. Left Coast Roast is a caffeine-fueled guide to 55 key companies in Washington, Oregon, and Northern California — from small artisan roasters like Heart, Coava, and Kuma and history-making icons like Peet’s and Starbucks, to rapidly expanding shops like Portland’s Stumptown and San Francisco’s Blue Bottle. Profiles describe each company’s background, roasting history, and style, and explain how to visit and order beans for home brewing. A coffee primer — with notes on lingo, varieties, roasting basics, and how to brew the perfect cup — makes this an ideal guide to the coffee obsessed. Drink up!
Whether your brew is dark and pungent or frothy and flavoursome, “A Passion for Coffee” will ensure your caffeine hit is on target. Award-winning food writer Hattie Ellis’s blend of history, recipes, coffee know-how and quirky details will expand your appreciation of this stimulating drink. Hattie also offers tips on buying, storing, grinding and preparing the perfect cup of coffee, plus delicious coffee recipes, to help you to get maximum freshness and flavour from your brew. *From espresso to mocha, coffee’s never been so popular. *Recipes from Middle Eastern coffee to classic Iced Coffee will tempt you. *Photography by Debi Treloar.
Use These Powerful Tea Cleanse Secrets to Immediately Boost Your Metabolism, Lose 10 Pounds a Week and Flush Out Toxins Today only, get this Amazon bestseller for just $7.99. Regularly priced at $9.99. This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to choose your own Detox regimen to boost your metabolism, lose ten pounds as well as flush out the toxins in your body. There are different ways to jumpstart and speed up your weight loss. Have you ever heard of natural fat and calorie burners? No other book can share with you the real secret towards losing the bloat and burning the fat to make sure the weight does not come back. The artificial way of losing 10 pounds include drinking slimming pills, going to the gym almost every day or starving yourself. Are you tired of trying out any fad diet that comes your way? If you have answered yes, now is payback time. Included in this book are tea cleanse recipes that guarantee the desired weight loss. This will be a diet program that must be strictly followed to achieve an impressive 10 pound weight loss. Just imagine the different recipes that were designed to be low on the taste part but high in the brand-new you. This program is designed for you to eat food that tastes good while at the same time, does some serious cleansing to your body. It is low in calories yet allows you to feel full. Be ready to adjust your pants a couple of inches smaller. Several tea recipes and healthy smoothies are provided in this book to make your mornings worth waking up to. They taste so good you will actually forget that you are on a diet. What are you waiting for? Start the 7 Day Tea Cleanse. To weight loss and good skin, this is for you! Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn… Detox Cleansing in a NutshellTea Cleanse Diet Shopping ListFood and Inflammation7 Day Tea Cleanse Diet ScheduleBenefits in Drinking Tea over CoffeeTea Cleanse Diet Recipes Get your copy today! Take action today and get this book for a limited time discount of only $7.99!
“Masterful and exhaustive . . . eye-opening lessons in economics, ethics, culture and science, resulting in a comprehensive overview of a commodity that is second only to oil in its importance to world trade.” —Worcester Evening News Coffee trader and historian Antony Wild delivers a rollicking history of the most valuable legally traded commodity in the world after oil—an industry that employs 100 million people throughout the world. From obscure beginnings in east Africa in the fifteenth century as a stimulant in religious devotion, coffee became an imperial commodity, produced by poor tropical countries and consumed by rich temperate ones. Through the centuries, the influence of coffee on the rise of capitalism and its institutions has been enormous. Revolutions were once hatched in coffeehouses, commercial alliances were forged, secret societies were formed, and politics and art were endlessly debated. Today, while coffee chains spread like wildfire, coffee-producing countries are in crisis: with prices at a historic low, they are plagued by unprecedented unemployment, abandoned farms, enforced migration, and massive social disruption. Bridging the gap between coffee’s dismal colonial past and its perilous corporate present, Coffee reveals the shocking exploitation that has always lurked at the heart of the industry.
This classic volume covers every aspect of coffee,–its history, production, and enjoyment. An illustrated encyclopaedic Bible of coffee.
Do you consider yourself a coffee lover? Perhaps you enjoy a good cup of coffee once a day…or maybe it’s a whole pot? But have you ever stopped and wondered just how much more you could enjoy coffee if you just knew a little bit more about it? For example, did you know that there are more than a handful of different ways to brew your morning “cuppa Joe”? “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Coffee” is designed to teach you more about coffee than you ever imagined you wanted to know. Don’t worry, we’re not about to take you through the anatomy of the coffee bean (is there such a thing?) but we are about to open your eyes to a whole new world of coffee flavor! From the differences between the different types of coffee plants, to the differences between roasting, grinding and brewing methods, this book will make sure that you are equipped to make the best cup of coffee of your life by the time you put it down!
This elegant hardcover book ― back by popular demand ― features the ultimate collection of recipes for any tea lover. With more than 100 savory and sweet scones and their accompaniments, this book is the perfect companion to an afternoon cup of tea.
This is your guide to all things tea! From the estates where tea grows to tips for tasting like a pro; from unbreakable rules for brewing the perfect cup to delicious recipes to accompany your cup, this appealing volume is packed with illustrations and fun infographics. Created by the cocreators of the teapigs brand, it celebrates tea culture and customs around the world.
More than just a warm and comforting drink, tea has medicinal properties that are widely underused in North America. Common herbs, spices, fruits, and barks have been scientifically proven to help relieve pain, menopause symptoms, high blood pressure, insomnia, stress, and digestive angst. When taken preventatively, certain herbs in tea can help fight off cancer cells, heart disease, and even Alzheimer’s disease and fibromyalgia. By learning about what these various natural ingredients are capable of and how they work, readers can begin to treat many ailments with what grows in their gardensplants that have been used in eastern medicine for thousands of years.The Good Living Guide to Medicinal Tea invites readers into a world of medicinal plants, instructs on the specific healing properties of each, matches them to ten common North American health disorders, and provides simple tea recipes readers can make in their own homes.Late Japanese author Okakura Kakuzo has been famously quoted as saying, Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage.” The Good Living Guide to Medicinal Tea encourages readers to turn their favorite drink back into medicineand outlines exactly how to accomplish this. With the help of beautiful photographs and an easy dialogue, Jennifer Browne clearly explains to readers how teatime can garner impressive health benefits.Skyhorse Publishing, along our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
UPDATED EDITION! Scones are almost as synonymous with afternoon tea as the beverage itself. From plain to sweet to savory, and even gluten-free, many delectable variations of the baked good appear in this collection of recipes from the editors of the award-winning TeaTime magazine. Twelve tearoom owners, from South Carolina to Hawaii, each contribute a new customer-favorite recipe and share the inspiring stories of how their businesses came to be. An expert tea-pairing guide, along with a tea-steeping primer, make it simple to choose and prepare the perfect pot of tea to accompany the scone recipies. The more than 100 recipes for scones and accompanying full color photographs in Tea & Scones provide delicious ideas for the next teatime.
Offering the very best recipes for teatime treats from from tasty breads to indulgent sticky buns, this new edition has been updated and expanded to include more mouthwatering color photographyA wonderful collection of the best recipes for a traditional British tea range from well-known favorites to regional and historic gems that have stood the test of time and will satisfy even the most jaded of palates. Hundreds of recipes for cakes, cookies, buns, scones, breads, and rolls are provided here with clear instructions and mouthwatering images. From Herb Bread, Cheese and Celery Whirls and Scarborough Muffins to Melting Moments Biscuits, Fat Rascals, Seventeenth-Century Honey Cake, and Daniel’s Coffee and Drambuie Meringues, there is something for everyone. Of course, all the basics of good teatime cooking are covered, including pastry, basic breadmaking, and piemaking, with great tips on common baking problems and how to avoid them. The author is a leading expert on tea, food, and tea history, and she provides not only a brief history of the recipes, many going back centuries, but also the best teas to drink and how to prepare them. Includes dual measures.
Boba Bubble Tea, an easy-to-read and easy-to-follow book, brings forth 25 sweet and delicious bubble tea recipes. You must have tried this mysterious drink at Asian restaurants before and you might even have wondered what those strange looking balls were at Asian stores, well now all your queries will be answered and the mysteries will be solved. For all the Boba Bubble Tea lovers out there, this book offers 25 different recipes that can be tried at home. Most of the recipes included in the book use the same kind of tapioca balls and are therefore prepared in the same manner. The only thing different is the combination of ingredients that are used to make the drink that goes on top of the tapioca pearls. So grab your very own copy of Boba Bubble Tea and start brewing this delicious drink at home.
Arranged by season, with extra chapters on a Classic afternoon tea as well as a Showstopper afternoon tea, Will showcases his no-nonsense approach to the key techniques involved in patisserie, baking, chocolate work and serving savoury dishes in 80 beautifully illustrated recipes. An invaluable source of inspiration, there are also six guest recipes from top restaurants and hotels, including The Ritz, The Dorchester, Brown’s Hotel, The Berkeley, Les Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and Harrods.Starting with a brief history of afternoon tea and how it came to be such a British institution, Will then offers up store cupboard recipes for basic jams, spreads, butters and curds – everything you might need to serve alongside a carefully planned afternoon tea. Recipes include classics such as Smoked salmon and whipped cream cheese sandwiches, Cherry and almond bakewell tarts, Vanilla shortbread and Fruited scones; classics with a clever twist such as Malted milk egg custard tarts, Cucumber sandwiches with yuzu and chive butter and Crab mayonnaise eclairs; as well as more adventurous offerings of Prosecco, lime and mint jellies, Roasted walnut and miso shortbread, Lemon and lime matcha tea friands and a very decadent Apricot and lavender almondine from Raymond Blanc at Les Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.A real feast for the senses, this book will make you want to pull out all the stops and create your own gorgeous themed tea parties at home.
A warm mug of strong tea was always grandma’s solution to a bad day, and it turns out she may have been on to something! Discover the healing properties of herbal teas in this comprehensive guide to blending and brewing your own steamy concoctions. Kathleen Brown includes recipes for teas to care for the head, throat, gut, nervous system, lungs, bones, joints, and more. Whether you seek to soothe body, soul, or both, you’ll find the perfect brew.
Created by best selling illustrator and modern artist Beth Ingrias, Adult Coloring Books: Coffee Lovers gives you the opportunity to color in 30 coffee inspired designs using your favorite coloring tools. Loaded with witty coffee quotes that every coffee lover will relate to. This adult coloring book features 30 unique designs found nowhere else. Each intricate design is printed on the front of the pages only so you don’t have to worry about your work of art bleeding through and ruining the patterns on the next page. Unleash your inner artist, relax, unwind and have fun coloring each intricate pattern. “I love a nice cup of coffee in the morning. It is the first thing I grab when I get ready to start drawing. I happened to spill my morning cup of Joe on a design I was working on and as the page soaked up the coffee, I came up with the idea for an adult coloring book full of coffee sayings and designs. Enjoy!” Beth Ingrias.
The tea ceremony persists as one of the most evocative symbols of Japan. Originally a pastime of elite warriors in premodern society, it was later recast as an emblem of the modern Japanese state, only to be transformed again into its current incarnation, largely the hobby of middle-class housewives. How does the cultural practice of a few come to represent a nation as a whole? Although few non-Japanese scholars have peered behind the walls of a tea room, sociologist Kristin Surak came to know the inner workings of the tea world over the course of ten years of tea training. Here she offers the first comprehensive analysis of the practice that includes new material on its historical changes, a detailed excavation of its institutional organization, and a careful examination of what she terms “nation-work”—the labor that connects the national meanings of a cultural practice and the actual experience and enactment of it. She concludes by placing tea ceremony in comparative perspective, drawing on other expressions of nation-work, such as gymnastics and music, in Europe and Asia.Taking readers on a rare journey into the elusive world of tea ceremony, Surak offers an insightful account of the fundamental processes of modernity—the work of making nations.
The ultimate guide to the newest kitchen appliance for preparing vegetables, with 400 step-by-step photographs.
Brewing your own kombucha at home is easy and fun! You can get exactly the flavors you want, and for a fraction of the cost of store-bought. This complete guide, from the proprietors of Kombucha Kamp (kombuchakamp.com), shows you how to do it from start to finish, with illustrated step-by-step instructions and recipes for 286 different flavor combinations. The book also includes information on the many health benefits of kombucha, fascinating details of the drink’s history, and recipes for delicious foods and drinks you can make with kombucha (including some irresistible cocktails!). “This is the one go-to resource for all things kombucha.” — Andrew Zimmern, James Beard Award–winning author and host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods “Refreshingly easy to read and full of interesting tidbits tucked among all the practical and scientific information. If you’ve got questions, this has all the answers.” — Terry Wahls, MD, author of The Wahls Protocol
Flatten your belly, boost your metabolism, and strip away unwanted pounds with the most effective, least expensive, most scientifically proven weight-loss plan ever created! It seems incredible. Impossible. And yet it’s true: Fast, permanent weight-loss is just a sip away, thanks to this unique program developed by the bestselling authors of Eat This, Not That! And all it takes is a cup of hot water and a humble bag of green tea. The secret lies in a rare but powerful nutrient known as EGCG—found almost exclusively in green tea—that improves fat burning, inhibits your body’s ability to build new fat cells, and protects you from each and every one of the major diseases of our day. Its effects are so powerful that, by combining it with the 4 unique superfoods of the 17-Day Green Tea Diet, you will: • Lose body fat—as much as 14 pounds in 17 days!—while eating all your favorite foods. Discover why green tea drinkers have, on average, 20 percent less body fat than non-drinkers. • Never feel hungry or deprived—even as the pounds melt away! Green tea quashes hunger, reduces stress, and even improves sleep. • Boost your metabolism—instantly! Discover how green tea improves the effects of exercise—and even helps tone your muscles. • Detox and cleanse your body, naturally. One study found that drinking tea may block your body from absorbing environmental toxins. • Slow the aging process and look, feel, and live younger. Those who drink the most green tea are less likely to die of any cause than those who do not, according to an eleven-year study. With a complete, easy-to-use eating plan that works for everyone, plus delicious recipes for meals, snacks, and even desserts, the 17-Day Green Tea Diet is the perfect plan for anyone who wants proven results—fast!
This distinctive and enlightening book explores the invention and development of tea drinking in China, using tea culture to explore the profound question of how Chinese have traditionally expressed individuality. Western stereotypes portray a culture that values conformity and denigrates the individual, but Bret Hinsch convincingly explodes this facile myth. He argues that although Chinese embrace a communitarian ethos and assume that the individual can only thrive within a healthy community, they have also long respected people with unique traits and superior achievements. Hinsch traces how emperors, scholars, poets, and merchants all used tea connoisseurship to publicly demonstrate superior discernment, gaining admiration by displaying individuality. Acknowledging central differences with Western norms, Hinsch shows how personal distinction nevertheless constitutes an important aspect of Chinese society. By linking tea to individualism, his deeply researched book makes an original and influential contribution to the history of Chinese culture.
Coffee Is More Than Just a Necessary Morning Beverage or Afternoon Pick-Me-Up!Coffee. Joe. Java. Liquid gold. Whatever you call it, coffee is one of the most popular beverages not only in the country, but all around the world. Coffee has been shown to have great health benefits, but many people only use it in its most common form: brewed as a hot drink.But coffee is so much more than that! Thanks to varying origins of beans and differences in the roasting process, coffee offers a wide range of flavors and undertones, which means there’s a coffee bean you can use in just about anything. From new coffee drinks to chocolate cupcakes and spicy tacos, coffee adds a depth of flavor to every dish.In Cooking with Coffee, popular Internet blogger Brandi Evans discusses the history of coffee, different brewing options, and ways to make the best coffee in your own home. She then provides more than sixty recipes featuring brewed coffee, ground coffee beans, or instant espresso so you’ll never run out of reasons to have coffee in your pantry. Recipes include:Orange mocha pudding cupsMultigrain waffles with vanilla maple glazeCoffee caramel sauceCoffee-braised ribsSpiced roasted nutsAnd more!
How do you like your tea? In How to Make Tea, tea experts Brian Keating and Kim Long will teach you everything you need to know to make your desired cup. We’ve been drinking tea for thousands of years, yet few of us realize that all tea types—from elegant lapsang to pungent pu-erh—come from the same plant. But how are there so many different styles? It comes down to science: geography, biology, chemistry, and physics; the application of heat and pressure; and the magic of time and enzymes. How to Make Tea breaks down these elements and lays out the techniques, tools, and methods needed to brew at home. With this guide, tea lovers of all stripes will become experts on the art and science of tea. Learn to extract the best from every cup.
Owl’s Brew, the first blended tea concentrate designed to pair seamlessly with a variety of spirits (including champagne, wine, and even beer!), has transformed the DIY cocktail movement. Jennie Ripps and Maria Littlefield, the founders of Owl’s Brew, have now created the ultimate book for the at-home entertainer: Wise Cocktails. Wise Cocktails offers fresh-brewed tips and tricks for mixing up your very own tea-based cocktails. Jam-packed with 100 recipes, this cocktail book includes drinks made with loose-leaf tea and Owl’s Brew signature tea blends, as well as recipes for tea sodas, smoothies, and even tea-infused snacks. Filled with helpful tips for getting the perfect brew, Wise Cocktails takes you on a journey through the history of tea cocktails and the health benefits of tea to become an expert mixologist.
Cooks either buy them or grow them, but herbs have become essential ingredients in the average kitchen. Herbal entrepreneurs actively engaged in aspects of growing, selling, teaching, or writing have contributed recipes to this compendium featuring tasty mixtures aimed at enhancing everything from appetizers to entrees. Blends to flavor cheese spreads and potato dishes are followed by spicy combinations for pastas, soups, vegetables, and main dishes of meat, fish, or poultry. Ethnic fare and blended herbs for assorted teas complete the offerings. Of particular interest are the brief introductions to individual herbalists.