Author(s): Sherri Johns
Coffee is the drink of choice for people across continents and time zones. As the second largest traded commodity in the world, coffee touches billions of lives each day. "Coffee Cafe" presents a delicious selection of coffee-based drinks for all occasions. Starting with the main 'types' of coffee - straightforward filter (with or without milk or cream), espresso, caffe latte, cappuccino and mocha (with the addition of chocolate), most of which have several variants - the book also covers liqueur-based coffees topped with whipped cream, filter coffee served with a shot of liqueur or alcohol either in the cup or alongside, and cold (iced) coffees served as a long drink.
Sherri Johns has been involved with the speciality coffee industry for 28 years. She began her career as a barista in San Francisco in 1976, and was recognized as that city's Champion Barista in 1982, 1983 and 1985. As owner/operator/chef of The Blue Note Cafe in San Francisco, she was recognized as serving the best cappuccino in North America by Travel & Leisure magazine. In 1990, Sherri joined Starbucks Coffee, for five years, facilitating the opening of 20 stores as the company's trainer and coffee specialist. As an author and photographer, Sherri is a regular columnist and feature writer for Fresh Cup Magazine and contributing writer to trade journals and international magazines. She is the author of How to Achieve Success in Specialty Coffee. Sherri and her husband are partners in WholeCup Coffee Consulting, located in Portland, Oregon.
Introduction: Historical overview, What is a barista?, Professional ?chef of coffee?, The home-schooled barista, Tools of the trade, The perfect espresso, cappuccino, macchiato and other basics; Coffee recipes: Cappuccinos, Classic espressos, Layered Caffe Latte, Creamy confections, Cool Concoctions, After-dinner coffees, Coffee and Liquor Combinations, Shaken, stirred or blended; Taste of success: planning a coffee party; Index