New York Times Dining section contributor Oliver Strand — a verifiable coffee nerd (which we mean in the nicest way possible) — landed a book deal with HarperCollins. It should be no surprise that the as-yet untitled book will be about "coffee today: where it is, where it's going."
Reached for comment, Strand told us the coffee scene in America is "changing more than you think: the coffee you drink today at a Stumptown or Bluebird or Joe or Blue Bottle or Culture is quantifiably different to what was available five years ago. And it's vastly superior to what we were all drinking 10 years ago."
The book will consider coffee to be part of the culinary world and cover the people and places behind the changes. Look for it in 2012.