I moved to Seattle in August 2007 and from the moment I hit the ground, I started my espresso quest. Since then I’ve been to many great coffee shops and met many great people. Although I loved my random journey, I would have loved to had this book in my hands when I arrived.
Tall Skinny Bitter: Notes from the Center of Coffee Culture is by Dani Cone and Chris Munson. This beautifully designed book takes the reader around Seattle and Portland coffee shops. It provides history and background on the coffee scene with a sense of humor. It is a quick read, but I learned quite a bit.
After reading this book, I realized that I’ve gotten into a rut. The coffee shop exploring that I used to do weekly has since been replaced by visiting places that I already know are outstanding. This book gave me a few leads on places that I either dismissed or was completely unaware they even existed.
If you are a coffee drinker in Seattle, Portland, or points in between, Tall Skinny Bitter: Notes from the Center of Coffee Culture is an enjoyable reference to our coffee scene.