Coffeeography: The Coffee Producers - Stephen Leighton
Stephen Leighton is a man of many endeavors. The founder of the UK’s Hasbean Coffee, co-owner of both 3FE and Drop Coffee, and co-creator of coffee podcast and event series Tamper Tantrum, Leighton is perhaps most recognizable for his sartorial decisions while emceeing the World Barista Championship (think bright red suit with matching wingtip shoes). But for his most recent undertaking, Leighton—one of coffee’s biggest personalities—is moving behind the scenes and into the role of author with his new book, Coffeeography: The Coffee Producers.
As the name suggests, the book is a collection of photographs and stories Leighton gathered over his extensive travels to the origin countries. According to the press release, the book “offers a comprehensive look into the histories and stories of 40 coffee producers across 11 countries by using an approach that brings their own words and experiences to the fore.”