I enjoyed Kenneth Davids' Espresso book so much I decided to sample some of his other work. This book, Coffee : A Guide to Buying, Brewing, and Enjoying, now in its fifth edition, will probably keep on going like the EverReady bunny. It's that good. Not too esoteric, not overloaded with coffee jargon meant only for the most elevated barista, this is a book for the every day joe who likes a good cuppa joe.
It covers a little bit of everything about the holy bean: from growing, to roasting, to grinding and brewing, with a little bit of history, culture and health thrown in for good measure. There are two chapters on espresso, so if you don't need the kind of in-depth information in the Espresso book, you can get the brief skinny here.
I highly recommend this book. I think even coffee experts would find it informative and interesting. Davids' style is amusing and easy to read.
Next purchase for me will have to be his book on coffee roasting, and that will complete my little collection.