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Monday, January 9, 2012

Coffee Book Club Featuring Infinite Emotions of Coffee Author Alon Halevy

Posted By on Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 1:00 PM


What: The third outing of San Francisco's very own Bay Area Coffee Pro Book Club, a nascent reading group dedicated to plumbing the depths of the written catalog of the coffee world.

Where: The bastion of coffee knowledge, Sightglass Coffee.

When: Monday, January 16th, 6pm. 

Cost: Fuh-ree.

The rundown: Some of The Bay Area's coffee luminaries (Wrecking Ball Coffee's Nick Cho and former Ecco staffer Amber Fox) are bringing together like-minded coffee enthusiasts to read and discuss a tome of coffee writing. Though the club's name suggests this event is only for coffee professionals, it is actually open to any and all interested parties.

January's Bay Area Coffee Pro Book Club focuses on the recently published travelogue by Google database researcher and coffee aficionado Alon Haleavy. The author traveled around to 30 different countries digging in to the varied, yet similar, coffee cultures. The book, stacked with color photos, follows Halevy's adventures in global coffee travel while explaining the colorful history of coffee and exposing the bevy of under-represented workers and producers who make our high-end brew. Haleavy will be on hand to further illuminate his worldly travels and field questions about the books ambitious topic sprawl. 

On the subject of choosing Haleavy's book, co-founder Amber Fox told us, "As in any book club, you want to choose something that people will actually read, and that will inspire some lively discussion. The decision to feature Alon's book was a natural one: a coffee book hot off the presses from a local author." 

Grab a copy of Haleavy's book and pop on by next Monday with an armful of questions.

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