Kenneth Davids, Coffee Review Editor


Kenneth Davids has published three books on coffee: Coffee: A Guide to Buying, Brewing & Enjoying (over 250,000 copies sold in five editions), Espresso: Ultimate Coffee (nominated for a James Beard award), and Home Coffee Roasting: Romance & Revival (two editions in English, one in Chinese). He co-produced, hosted, and scripted “The Passionate Harvest,” an award-winning documentary film on coffee production.

His consulting company, Kenneth Davids Consulting, has performed sourcing and quality control for both producers and buyers, trained cuppers, designed coffee programs and performed marketing work for producing country organizations. His workshops and seminars on coffee sourcing, evaluation and communication have been featured at professional coffee meetings in the continental United States (including the last ten conferences of the Specialty Coffee Association of America), Hawaii, Canada, Great Britain, France, Colombia, Ethiopia, Australia, India and Japan.

For the past twelve years his influential coffee reviews have appeared monthly on the prize-winning worldwide web publication www.coffeereview.com, and he has written for most major industry print magazines, including an ongoing column in Roast Magazine. In 1996 he was awarded a Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to Coffee Literature by the Specialty Coffee Association of America.