Real Fresh Coffee: How to source, roast, grind and brew the perfect cup: First edition

By Jeremy Torz and Steven Macatonia


When you look at your breakfast cup of coffee and breathe in its gorgeous aromas, you’re at the final stage – delightful for you – of an incredibly complicated process. A ‘simple’ agricultural product that has found its way through many hands and many thousands of miles before becoming the drink you enjoy so much. This is the ultimate guide to the perfect cup – whether you are an everyday enthusiast, a bean obsessive or a budding barista. Explore the exciting global scene; follow the progress of the humble bean from cultivation to coffee shop; and discover how to source, roast, grind and brew fresh coffee with confidence. Jeremy Torz and Steven Macatonia have been living and loving good coffee since 2001, and they share their expertise and trade secrets, in this indispensable companion to one of the world’s most popular drinks.

*Recent awards include: Sustainability Award Winner 2019 – Speciality Coffee Association; The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development 2017; Allegra European Coffee Awards: 2016, 2015 and 2014 Best Artisan Coffee Roaster (Europe), 2015 Most Ethical Coffee Company, 2015 Outstanding contribution to the coffee industry: Jeremy Torz; and 54 Great Taste Awards 2013–20.

Format: Hardback
Release Date: 09 Jun 2016
Pages: 176
ISBN: 978-1-910496-32-9
Detailed Edition: First edition
Jeremy Torz and Steven Macatonia, founders of the award-winning* Union Hand-Roasted Coffee, have been a driving force in the UK coffee-scene since the mid-1990s when they opened the country’s first boutique micro-roastery in London. They were behind the successful growth of the UK’s first quality-focused coffee bar chain, and have developed an industry-leading platform for sustainable sourcing of premium quality coffees direct from farmers and producers around the world. Their premium-quality coffee is hand-roasted in small batches to guarantee exquisite flavour.