1976 copyright; AUTOGRAPHED BY JOHN SVICAROVICH inside cover to previous owner - see pic; first edition (mfg. code 10-1); "A Connoisseur's Guide to Gourmet Coffee"; drawings by Lauren Rosen; Prentice-Hall publishers, New Jersey; smaller hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; no dust jacket.
How to change the vile concoction into a heavenly brew: this guide to special blends of Arabica--the finest coffee beans--which, alas, have been increasingly displaced by inferior Robusta blends. The authors (Ferguson owns a coffee store in Oregon) go into the fine points of cultivation, roasting, blending, and brewing. Recipes for Mocha Fino, Cafe Seville, Irish Coffee and other epicurean variants are included.