"When Boyd Matson of the National Geographic says this book is the next best thing to getting sent out on assignment by the
venerable travel magazine, you listen. And then you pick up this weighty, sepia-toned tome and begin your journey.
During their travels, authors Daniel Lorenzetti and Linda Rice Lorenzetti were intrigued by
the beauty and enigma of a coffee plantation they encountered in Indonesia. But as they started to read books and publications on the subject, they became increasingly agitated: Where were the people who produced
it? The Birth of Coffee is their answer to this question, and its eight chapters on eight different producing regions open a door to the common challenges and unique character of each region.
photo-vignette-with-caption layout lends to a meandering approach—reading a caption here as you take in an image of a dirt road in Sulawesi lined with drying coffee there. While Rice Lorenzetti's tone throughout is
the serious voice of a documentarian, the photos invite meditation on what it means
to be drinking from such an exceptional cup."
Fresh Cup Magazine