For some, coffee is a means of getting through the morning. For others, it is a way of life. Fascinated by artisanal coffee culture, celebrated photographer Horst A. Friedrichs turns his lens toward every aspect of coffee - from beans to espresso machines, and from baristas to consumers. Stepping inside the world's best coffee shops, Friedrichs shows just how sophisticated the practice of making coffee has become.Delicious shots of classic drip cones and decades-old Chemex coffee makers are interspersed with images of beakers filled with dark liquid simmering over a flame and brewers extracting the perfect concentrate to be poured over ice. This is a delightfully irresistible book that will be at home on any coffee table.