In this full-color guide for coffee lovers, renowned latte artist and barista Hiroshi Sawada offers step-by-step instructions on how to make more than fifty delicious coffee drinks—lattes, americanos, cappuccinos, espressos, mochas, and more!
There’s nothing like a good cup of coffee in the morning, right? Most people simply buy their espresso, latte, or macchiato from their local coffee shop and be done with it. To others, however, their morning cup of coffee is more than just a swipe of a credit card and a quick energy boost—it’s an art form.
Including recipes for some of the popular drinks in this world—and world-class tips from Sawada himself, this coffee compendium is the premier guide for aspiring baristas and amateur home brewers alike. These invaluable skills can be applied either at home or in a professional setting—helping even the most seasoned barista hone their craft.
In addition to the recipes, learn the intricacies of the pour, about the different varieties of beans and how to store them, and all the crucial elements necessary to make the perfect cup.
Hiroshi Sawada is a world-renowned barista and latte-art master from Japan. His work has been featured on McDonald’s latte posters and Nikon commercials, and is some of the most coveted latte art in the world. Already a legend in Japan, he recently opened his first US coffee shop called Sawada Coffee in Chicago’s West Loop. In 2008, he was dubbed world champion of the MillRock Latte Competition and is highest scoring contestant to date.