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Starbucks: Passion For Coffee Cookbook Review

Updated on December 12, 2014

PASSION FOR COFFEE: A Starbucks Coffee Cookbook

Starbucks Passion For Coffee is a small and attractive Starbucks coffee book. Not just a recipe collection, this volume includes information on coffee, too. It will take you from the areas of the world where coffee is grown to your own kitchen, where you can brew your own coffee the way Starbucks does. In this book you will find a nice variety of information on the subject of COFFEE.

Published in 1994 by Sunset Books with text by Dave Olsen and recipes by John Phillip Carroll and Lora Brody, it is an affordable and attractive gift option for anyone who loves coffee and cooking.

Cick here to order your copy of Starbucks Passion for Coffee on Amazon where it is on sale for less than $5!

What's This Coffee Cookbook All About?

If you love coffee, you will enjoy Starbucks: Passion for Coffee. Within the covers you will find brewing secrets from Starbucks written by Dave Olsen, senior vice president of the company. Olsen takes you on a journey during which you will learn much about the world of coffee including the history, agriculture and business of coffee. You'll learn how to pick your coffee and you will find simple instructions on how to brew the perfect cup of coffee the Starbucks way. You will also find 34 recipes for sweet treats and suggestions for what coffees to serve with those treats.

Inside the cover of this book, you wil find 96 pages or seven chapters dedicated to:

  • Pursuing A Personal Passion.
  • A Passion For Coffee.
  • Plantation to Cup.
  • Coffee Brewing.
  • Morning Recipes.
  • Afternoon Recipes.
  • Evening Recipes.

Are The Starbucks Recipes Good?

Although not simply a cookbook, Amazon customer reviews indicate that the 34 recipes that are in this book are good. They were created by John Phillip Carroll and Lora Brody, who wrote many of the books in the popular Williams-Sonoma cookbook series.

Amazon customer reviewer S. Gardner says that she enjoys the recipes, that many are good and some even outstanding. As a matter of fact, she says that she enjoys the granola recipe so much that she has made more than fifty pounds of it.

The recipes also include nut lace cookies, rhubarb crumble, panettone, cinnamon-swirl biscuits, peach kuchen with crumble topping and the world's best chocolate pudding. I hope to report back on that last claim.

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Pleasures of Summer: A Coffee Cookbook
Pleasures of Summer: A Coffee Cookbook

Starbucks: Pleasures of Summer takes a summertime visit to the coffee world visiting the romantic places that coffee comes from and sharing the secrets for making iced coffee and other drinks for the warm weather.


© 2011 Treasures By Brenda

Have you ever tried to recreate a Starbucks recipe for coffee or pastry?

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    • TransplantedSoul profile image


      6 years ago

      Nope - but I love the quailty of Starbucks coffee. (They just don't seem ot be great at brewing it in the store!)

    • lasertek lm profile image

      lasertek lm 

      7 years ago

      Not yet! But will try as soon as I have time. Thanks for sharing.

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      7 years ago

      I have to admit I have never tried to recreate a Starbucks recipe but it sure sounds like a great idea -- I do love Starbucks coffee!

    • SusanDeppner profile image

      Susan Deppner 

      7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I'm going to admit right now that I have never been to a Starbucks. (Gasp!) I'm not a coffee drinker, but I do like a good pastry and, oh my, just the names of the ones you mention sound fabulous!

    • tandemonimom lm profile image

      tandemonimom lm 

      7 years ago

      I had wondered if there were a place to find copycat recipes for Starbucks!


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