God In A Cup is a book that explores the world of specialty coffee, focusing on the people and companies that are influential in the industry.
The book introduces the reader to the “coffee guys” who work at Stumptown, Intelligentsia, and Counter Culture Coffee, and shows how important coffee is to them. The book also delves into the logistics involved in sourcing and buying specialty coffee, as well as the Cup of Excellence competition.
The book takes the reader on a journey around the world, from the Ethiopian countryside to Panama, and reports on the speciality coffee industry through stories from the author’s perspective and those of the coffee guys.
The book talks about the award-winning Geisha coffee produced by Hacienda La Esmaralda, which has become known throughout the coffee industry.
The main themes of the book include the importance of sustainability and fairness in the coffee industry, the challenges faced by small regional roasters and coffee farmers, and the need for long-term relationships between buyers and farmers to improve the quality of coffee.
What I Liked
All the things! I love coffee – and this is a fun book about it!
What I Did Not Like
The book is solid, but I don’t think it has aged as well as Uncommon Grounds.