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SCAA 2008 Minneapolis Day 2
Author: Mark Prince
Posted: May 4, 2008
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Books Books Books!
Posted by Mark Prince, 8:00pm Permalink to this blog entry

Tell you what, this year was a banner year for new and interesting books at the SCAA.

They organized a "meet the authors" all weekend event, with almost a dozen books represented. I met some authors I haven't met before, and some old friends, and got some great reading for this summer.

Starting off the batch is the book by my good friend in the coffee biz, Instaurator. The Espresso Quest (which was going to be called God in My Espresso Cup until he found out about the God in My Cup book by Michaele Weissman) is filled with absolutely beautiful photographs and some very inspired discussion about espresso and where it's bean, where it is, and where it's going from an Australian viewpoint. Inny kindly signed my copy.

I also met Dean Cycon (mentioned in a previous post) who has his Javatrekker book out - he also signed my copy with an awesome message. The entire book's message is awesome - a journey through the highs and lows of fair trade coffee. Look for a review this summer.

There's the Birth of Coffee book, and I very unfortunately failed to meet the author - but the book looks awesome - photograph heavy, very intense.

And one I'm very excited to see - Olaf Hammelburg's Connecting Worlds: The Coffee Trail, which is a total seed-to-cup photo and written story about Peruvian coffee. George Howell is in the book as well, and both he and Olaf signed my copy.

I don't have two books, Scott Rao's The Professional Barista's Handbook and the aforementioned Weissman book in the picture because a) I bought a bunch of copies of Scott's book beforehand, and b) Weissman's PR firm is sending me a review copy. But they are included here in spirit!

All these books seem like great reads ready to happen.
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Signed!
Attending this trade show meant you could get personally signed copies of these books.
Article rating: 8.0
Author: Mark Prince
Posted: May 4, 2008
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