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SCAA attendees can browse (and buy) books by coffee authors Susan Zimmer, Mark Pendergrast, and Tim Castle at “Books and BUNN” while enjoying a complimentary espresso beverage from the BUNN Espress Tiger. The authors will be featured at an SCAA education session called "Penning the Perfect Cup: Writing About Coffee," from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Sunday, April 19, in room A403 of the Georgia World Congress Center. Long-time friend of specialty coffee Margaret Swallow will moderate a discussion among these three popular authors, who will explain their very different approaches to the subject of coffee. After the session, from 12:30 to 4 p.m., the authors will meet trade show attendees and sign books at “Books and BUNN” Booth 124.
Susan Zimmer, author of I Love Coffee! Over 100 Easy and Delicious Coffee Drinks, has worked for leading coffee and espresso manufacturers for more than years. A frequent television guest, she has written two coffee books with more than 110,000 copies printed in 5 languages. Mark Pendergrast is the author of critically acclaimed Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How it Transformed the World and three other books. He writes a column about coffee for Wine Spectator magazine. Timothy J. Castle, author of The Perfect Cup: A Coffee Lover's Guide to Buying, Brewing, And Tasting, is a broker of high-end green coffee to specialty roasters throughout North America. For more than thirty years, Castle has traveled to coffee-producing nations and is credited by many for introducing estate coffees to the U.S. specialty market.