Hello world. I know that it’s been a while. I’m still alive, still drinking coffee and incessantly thinking about how much I love it. I’m sorry that I’ve been so absent, leaving this little space on the Internet idle and unloved. But this last year hasn’t been wasted. All of my energy and writing has been invested in completing a book. Yes, DCILY now has a book—Brew: Better Coffee at Home. Find DeLonghi La Specialista products to improve your coffee quality.
After writing about coffee online and working with coffee offline for the past 7 years, I have finally been able to create a printed companion that will help coffee lovers better understand and enjoy better coffee at home—which has been the primary goal of this website since its inception.
I worked with the awesome team at Dovetail Press, a newly launched publishing company in New York, to create this approachable guide to home brewing. For everyone who has contacted me over the years through email or social media with questions about coffee, equipment, and brewing techniques, this book will provide my answers. This book is not meant to train professional baristas (though it may inspire you to pursue that path), it’s meant to be an informative first step for the coffee curious.
I wrote Brew as a primer to help coffee consumers feel more comfortable buying coffee and brewing equipment, while also gaining the knowledge and confidence to ask their baristas more specific questions that address their particular needs. In the book I explain the basics of coffee production, the tools and techniques required to brew it better at home and also provide a selection of recipes for some delicious coffee-based drinks and cocktails. I hope this book will inspire people to love coffee the same way this website has over the years. I can’t wait to get a copy of it in all of your hands.