MapStudio (Pty) Ltd, a leading publisher and distributor of maps and travel guides in Africa, introduces Coffee Culture – The South African Coffee-Lovers Bible.
Millions of people around the world look forward to a cup of coffee whether at home relaxing on the move or first thing in the morning. The aroma, taste and the sense of feeling “refreshed and
rejuvenated” after a cup of coffee, brings pleasure to many of us. Coffee has become more than just
a ‘cup of filter coffee’ it has become a culture, and finding a good cup of coffee, is that much more
important to many of us.
MapStudio’s new Coffee Culture is for anyone who loves and appreciates coffee and wants to know where to get the best coffee in South Africa. With 110 individually reviewed places to drink coffee, you never have to drink a soulless cup of coffee again. Learn about each individual coffee owner, their coffee philosophy, what is special about their coffee and brewing styles, as well as where to find them and other interesting facts.
Gain insight into the history of coffee, where coffee is grown and consumed, the different types of coffee beans.
Become a great home barista when you learn about coffee brewing methods, including the types of machinery to use, do and don’t, as well as cleaning, maintenance and troubleshooting.
CONTENTS – History of coffee & timeline; Where coffee is grown; Where coffee is consumed; Interesting facts; How to taste coffee; Coffee types [beans]; Coffee drinking styles [latte, espresso etc.]; Espresso-based beverages around the world; How to order your coffee (USA, Italy, England, Greece, Portugal, France etc.); Coffee brewing methods: machine, plunger, French press etc.; How to pull a great espresso shot; Coffee machines, the do’s and don’ts, covering cleaning, basic maintenance & troubleshooting. Top 100 places to drink and/or buy coffee & roasters; 20 top spots; 80 other spots. For each spot: About the owner; Their coffee philosophy; What is special about their coffee and/or brewing?; Food [if available, or available nearby]; What awards have they won, or is there anything they did before becoming a barista?; Contact details: telephone, website, business hours, cycle friendly, family friendly, WiFi; Full-colour photos.