The World in a Cup of Coffee

Publishing this autumn with Apricate Books, The World in a Cup of Coffee is my debut book, a non-fiction coffee table book (rather fitting, don’t you think) that explores the history, culture and future of the coffee industry around the world.

The guide takes the reader on a journey through the history of coffee as a consumable item; looks at a number of notable early coffeehouses and examines how they spread from Constantinople to Venice, across Europe and into North America; and showcases some noteworthy coffeehouses and coffee professionals of today.

From as far back as one can gather information coffeehouses, and coffee itself, have proved revolutionary, with many historically important political, religious and cultural events beginning or carried out within one of these institutions, with the lubrication of the sobering elixir. The World in a Cup of Coffee delves into some of the most momentous of these happenings, shedding light on the unimaginable power of the humble, everyday coffee bean.

Aimed at those partial to the odd cup of the black stuff through to self-proclaimed ‘coffee geeks’, The World in a Cup of Coffee was written to inform, intrigue and inspire, and I hope it will do just that for you, too.


A cover image, extract and link to buy will be added to this page in due course.