The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee's 230 pages are as artful as you'd expect: full of coffee, kettle, espresso-spout and cookie porn, and a lot of those cute little line drawings used on the Blue Bottle menus and merchandise. Full of delicious recipes from Caitlin Freeman's end of the spectrum (she's a former owner of San Francisco's Miette), it's also the only coffee book I've ever seen with a disclaimer about the perils of raw eggs.
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