Thousands of cups in the making. Years of refinement. Even a deployment to Afghanistan.

PERFECT COFFEE AT HOME is the definitive guide to coffee, told through the eyes of two Marines looking to make the most of their morning coffee ritual.

In this first-of-its-kind digital book, Michael Haft and Harrison Suarez will take you through the third wave coffee renaissance and teach you how to make perfect coffee at home. Plus they'll use illustrations, interactive graphics, videos and a soundtrack to make the whole story an immersive experience.

From French press and pour over techniques for beginners, to microscropic views of coffee bean particles for experts, Haft and Suarez have created a fun, accessible, and fascinating window into how you can take part in the ongoing coffee renaissance.

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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN...

WHAT TO EXPECT

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO COFFEE

Live. Learn. Share.

An immersive reading experience.

Because the more you know, the more you appreciate it.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Michael Haft and Harrison Suarez

Michael Haft and Harrison Suarez are natives of Washington, D.C. and former infantry officers in the United States Marine Corps. They first became friends in college at Washington University in St. Louis as the only two guys interested in joining the Marines.

As luck would have it in the years that followed, they went through training together, they ended up going to the same unit together, and in Afghanistan, they fought together, leading adjacent platoons in the Helmand Province.

In their early days back in America—after drinking coffee for years as a means of staying awake—they stumbled across the world of specialty coffee. The discovery set them on an obsessive quest to brew the perfect cup, which later became the subject of this book.

Find out more: www.haftsuarez.com or @haftsuarez

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Michael Haft and Harrison Suarez are natives of Washington, D.C. and former infantry officers in the United States Marine Corps. They first became friends in college at Washington University in St. Louis as the only two guys interested in joining the Marines.

As luck would have it in the years that followed, they went through training together, they ended up going to the same unit together, and in Afghanistan, they fought together, leading adjacent platoons in the Helmand Province.

In their early days back in America—after drinking coffee for years as a means of staying awake—they stumbled across the world of specialty coffee. The discovery set them on an obsessive quest to brew the perfect cup, which later became the subject of this book.

Find out more: www.haftsuarez.com or @haftsuarez

ABOUT THE TEAM

Peter and Will Anderson, Soundtrack

"Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone" (New York Times) and "remarkable" (Wall Street Journal), identical twins Peter and Will Anderson have distinguished themselves as top-level jazz players and composers in New York City, and "they play with a passion, unpredictability, and sense of discovery" (All About Jazz).

They have produced and performed in two highly-acclaimed off-broadway jazz shows at 59E59 Theaters in 2010 and 2012, honoring Artie Shaw and the Dorsey Brothers, the last of which sold out for 30 consecutive shows. Peter and Will are featured in HBO's Boardwalk Empire and perform on the show's Grammy-winning soundtrack with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks.

The Andersons can be heard Thursday nights at 59E59 Theater's E:Bar in Manhattan. Their debut record, "Correspondence" (Smalls Records), features Kenny Barron, Kenny Washington, and Ben Wolfe, and consists of the brothers' original music.

Find out more at www.peterandwillanderson.com!

Ben Blake, Illustrations

Ben Blake is an illustrator, writer, and proud husband. He was born and raised in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and he is an unabashed Cleveland sports fan. He attended Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, where he studied psychology, and he currently resides in Bologna, Italy with his wife Amber and their white husky, Tegan.

Starting in August 2013, you’ll find him at Peregrine Espresso in Washington D.C.

In the meantime, you can see more of his artwork at drawcoffee.com and some of his writings on sprudge.com.

Read Wall, Clothing

Read Wall is an American designer and entrepreneur based in Washington, D.C. He designs for Terrier Bags, as well as his eponymous line, READ WALL.

While Wall’s design philosophy carefully balances traditional influences with modern life, his manufacturing process is equally important to his creations. Since his first foray into manufacturing, Wall has been awed by the skill and character of American factories. He has spent years finding what he considers to be the best apparel and accessories factories and he works exclusively with factories in the United States that meet his standards of process, longevity, and excellence.

His goal is to provide consumers with a new standard of American-made goods.

Find out more at readwall.com!

Catherine Ahearn, Editor

Catherine Ahearn is a PhD candidate at Boston University’s Editorial Institute. Originally from Melville, New York, Ahearn moved to Boston in 2011 after she earned her BA in Literary Studies from Middlebury College in Vermont. Her doctoral dissertation focuses on the work of Irish columnist Myles na gCopaleen and seeks to consider the connection between message and medium; what we understand and how it is communicated. In the past, she’s enjoyed working on the TS Eliot Research Project and for media outlets such as the New England Review, Picador, and the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses.

Ahearn’s interest in contributing to this book originates from the inexplicable enjoyment she finds in editing documents. Since everyone’s writing style is unique, she finds that discussing writing is a great way to learn about others, not just through what they have to say, but also through how they say it. While editing this book, Ahearn has quickly gotten to know Michael and Harrison and has even converted over to lighter roasts.