BOOKS

Le Café (Coffee)

Pierre Massia has dedicated his life to coffee. He shares his enthusiasm in this precious encyclopaedia (in French). This complete and fascinating publication is a must have for coffee fans. This book is the story of a passion, a passion for a refined product, for a lifestyle. 




La Fabuleuse Aventure du Café (The Fabulous adventure of coffee)

Alfred Conesa tells the botanical, political, artistic and cultural tale of coffee in this publication (in French). This magnificent publication is richly illustrated with etchings and original drawings.  The story of coffee from its birth place on the high plateaus of Abyssinia to our days, a delightful read which gives you the itch to travel.…




Le Commerce Equitable - Quand des hommes défient le marché (Fair trade - when men defy the market)

Is this a documentary or a work of art? Well, it is definitely a beautiful product in any case: easy to read and some exceptional images. Eric Saint-Pierre is a news photographer from Quebec. He produced this book (in French) to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the UCIRI Mexican coffee community. The birth place of Fair trade. The birth place of the Max Havelaar label. This book tells the tale of the small growers who have modified the laws of the market. Ground breaking texts plus unforgettable photos.  Published by Aubanel.




Nous ferons un Monde Equitable (Making a fair world).

Francisco Van der Hoff. Co-founder of the Max Havelaar label, and initiator of Fair Trade with the growers of the Mexican community, UCIRI. In this book, he explains how and why these new rules will correct the prevailing economic system, in French. He reports on how this innovative initiative represents a new basis for relations between the north and south. He relates his experience and combats in Chile and Mexico. This book includes a sober, complete and informative analysis. A must-have. Published by Flammarion.




L’Aventure du Commerce Equitable (The Fair Trade Adventure)

Nico Roozen, Francisco Van der Hoff: the founders of Max Havelaar. They tell their tale, and their combat in French. The history of the development of Fair Trade. Proposing an alternative to globalisation, it was one of the most innovative initiatives of the economic world at the time.




Regards Croisé sur le Commerce Equitable (Colloquium on Fair Trade)

This publication in French includes the texts from the colloquium organised in May 2005 in Paris by Malongo cafés: Regards Croisés sur le Commerce Equitable, vers un libéralisme responsable ? (Colloquium on Fair trade, targeting  responsible liberalism?) This precious source of information was compiled by Jean-Pierre Blanc, Ondine Bréaud and Pierre Massia. Published by Harmattan.




Hors jeux (Out of Play)

Philipe Boé and Denis Rouvre co-produced this amazing book in French: 45 top chefs met up with 45 international rugby players… to dream up 60 original recipes, designed with exceptional products! These unlikely duos include Jean-François Piège and Serge Blanco talking shop over a blanc à manger: Malongo Bourbon Pointu coffee and chocolate from New Caledonia. Preface by Serge Blanco. Published by IF.




Commerce Equitable et Café - Rébellion ou nécessaire évolution ? (Fair Trade and Coffee - Rebellion or a much-needed change?)

This publication in French includes the texts from the colloquium organised in November 2001 in Marseille by the "Cercle de l'art du café". This precious source of information was compiled by Jean-Pierre Blanc, Ondine Bréaud and Pierre Massia. Published by Harmattan.




La Magie du Café (The magic of coffee)

Philippe Boé produced this exhaustive coffee manual. This lively, clear and convenient panorama is filled with illustrations in the form of photos, drawings and diagrams. This book is ideal for all those who wish to initiate themselves in coffee culture or complete their knowledge of this mythical product.




Gourmand agreements

At last, a recipe book… where coffee replaces wine during the meal! Audacious, savoury and sweet recipes all match the aromas of quality coffees. Served hot in a tasting glass, these precious aromas envelope the meal and dictate which meals you opt for!