Amazon FREE Non Fiction (Tuesday, Apr. 2)

The Coffeeist Manifesto: No More Bad Coffee!

Steven D. Ward

Price: FREE

I thought I knew a lot about coffee, but I definitely learned a few things after reading this book. The Coffeeist Manifesto is a good, detailed guide for coffee lovers and would-be enthusiasts. The book has everything from the basics of coffee, different brew types and a lot of coffee ‘tips and tricks’. It even tells you how to make the most of visiting a coffee shop. The book also includes some interesting reading about the politics behind coffee. The book is well written, and is sprinkled with humour the occasional Star Wars reference. I think this is a definite “must read” for anyone interested in learning more about coffee and making the transition from coffee drinker to ‘aficionado’.

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I, too, was a coffee zombie, walking around calling myself a coffee lover. For years I stumbled around in a daze drinking stale, bitter coffee and grumbling “beans… beans…”. Thank Goodness I finally woke up to the world of coffee. By Immersing myself in the coffee world via reading every book I could find, visiting trade fairs, every high-end cafe I could find, and barista competitions, I realized that, while there is a huge amount of information out there free on the Internet and in artisan coffee shops, there was no single resource that connects all the dots and spells it all out for confused novice coffee drinkers.

Until now.

Fact: Making a great cup of coffee requires focus and commitment. This means that to make a billion dollar for-profit coffee franchise, you MUST find ways to cut corners and short change your customers.

Fact: There are some GREAT coffee shops out there that care about coffee and customers and are worth every penny they charge, but they can be hard to identify, making it easy to just settle for familiar chain coffee.

Fact: Making very good coffee is NOT THAT HARD. With a minimal investment in time and education you can make the best cup of coffee you’ve ever had in your life in the comfort of your own home. This book shows exactly why billion dollar for-profit coffee chains are inherently unable to produce coffee of the quality you can make in the kitchen.

The Coffeeist Manifesto is half self-defense manual and half how-to instructional. By the end of it, any coffee beginner will have a foundational understanding of the coffee industry and know how to identify the good coffee shops from the bad ones. But most importantly, you’ll know how to beat them at their own game by making coffee at home that blows the cafes out of the water.

Complete Table of Contents:

Preface
How to Read This Book
Part I -Coffee Theory
Coffeeists of the World, Unite!
History
Barista’s Dilemma
Coffee Myths
Four Keys to Killer Coffee
Home Roasting
Part II – Brew Methods
Cold Brew
Coffee Pot
Press Pot
Aeropress
Pour Over
Vacuum Pot
Part III – Espresso
Moka Pot
MyPressi Twist
Espresso Variations
Part IV – The Truth About Coffee Shops
Coffee Shop Appreciation
The Rules
Decoding the Menu
Part V – Going Beyond the Basics
The Politics of Coffee
From Coffeeist to Aficionado
Appendix – Green Coffee Extract

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Living Rich by Spending Smart: How to Get More of What You Really Want

Gregory Karp

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Most of the books I’ve read about spending wisely are full of the same nonsense about how you’ll become a millionaire in 30 years if you stop buying that $3 Starbucks latte each day and instead stuff that money into a mutual fund. Karp, on the other hand, argues you don’t need to deprive yourself of the things you enjoy to achieve true wealth. Instead, he shows you ways to save thousands of dollars on the things YOU ARE ALREADY BUYING. This is not hypothetical poppycock. Karp gives you hundreds of specific tips you can take advantage of today. For me, the book paid for itself within five minutes after I opened it. I followed Karp’s advice on how to find the best term life insurance premiums, and I’m going to save $300 this year … for the same amount of coverage.

C. Johnson

This is the eBook version of the printed book.

“After 21 years of giving advice about your wallet on the radio, I thought I had heard it all and read it all. Then I read Living Rich by Spending Smart. Greg Karp has a clear roadmap to wealth that is yours for the taking. Follow his simple steps and you will take control of your financial future. Get FIT now!”

–Clark Howard, The Clark Howard radio show

“The book is full of practical information for trimming and redeploying spending, which is often given short shrift in other personal finance books. The author provides solid advice and solid writing on a topic that benefits from a fresh voice.”

–Liz Pulliam Weston, MSN Money columnist and author of Easy Money

–“Greg Karp offers well-researched, practical strategies that can help anyone save big money on everyday expenses, and his entertaining writing style makes the book a fun read.”

–Stephanie Nelson, editor of CouponMom.com and frequent guest on ABC-TV’s Good Morning America

“Greg Karp gets it and you will too. His research and tips will help you keep more of the money you earn. Reading Living Rich by Spending Smart is the best way to give yourself a raise.”

–Steve & Annette Economides, New York Times Best-Selling Authors of America’s Cheapest Family Gets You Right On The Money

“Wise people have always known it. Now Greg Karp lets everyone in on the secret. The surest way to living well is to manage your spending. Living Rich by Spending Smart is a simple roadmap that anyone can follow. And should!”

–Gary Foreman, editor of TheDollarStretcher.com

“For every consumer who consistently fails to engage brain before operating pocketbook, this book provides simple, concrete steps to immediately take control of your spending.”

–Edgar Dworsky, founder of ConsumerWorld.org

As The Millionaire Next Door revealed, building wealth isn’t just about working harder or what you choose to invest in: it’s about spending smarter. Now, award-winning Tribune Company personal finance columnist Gregory Karp shows how to do just that.

This book isn’t about depriving yourself. Instead, Gregory Karp shows how to build real, long-lasting wealth by plugging the money leaks you’re barely aware of and making sure you spend with a purpose.

Karp’s surprisingly painless techniques will help you eliminate wasteful spending in every area of your financial life. You’ll discover how to focus spending on what you really care about…spend less on gifts without becoming a cheapskate…slash your phone bill…pay less for food and still eat what you want…eliminate spending …

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Church Zero: Raising 1st Century Churches out of the Ashes of the 21st Century Church

Peyton Jones

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The book is Peyton and his wife Andrea on paper. It’s provocative. Bold. Rough. Gracious. Focussed at reaching the lost, and equipping believers to become Invaders. Church Zero Will raise eyebrows and pastoral blood pressure and a few disagreements. Maybe more than a few. Most of all it will expand the work force of the kingdom.

Bill Welsh

A radical call to reform, Church Zero is a punk-rock approach to the pressing issue of gaining ground as rapidly as the early church.

With a fresh perspective forged in the dirty trenches of international post-Christian societies, Peyton Jones pulls no punches as he brings this message to the American Church: We have lost our way.

The church is losing ground fast: losing the generation under age 30 and drawing few nonbelievers toward Christ.

Christ gave us a leadership model for commando outreach, and the church has ignored it for too long. Will we continue down the path of self-preservation, defending our stalled church structures? Or will we follow the blueprint Jesus lays out?

Church Zero challenges readers to once again become a radical, dangerous people who cannot be ignored. It’s time to break out!

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Raised Bed Gardening: How To Grow Vegetables and Food With Easy, Simple Raised Bed Garden Designs (Gardening Guidebooks)

Will Cook

Price: FREE

Will Cook’s Raised Bed Gardening is a model of “how-to” gardening, with great illustrations, diagrams, and useful information. I myself do not have a raised bed garden yet, but having this book available is going to be very handy when I start my first project. When spring just around the corner, it is a good time to start planning.

Ernest Heau

Grow A Great Raised Bed Garden That Will Make Your Friends Jealous

Whether you have a tiny yard or a lot of space, a raised bed can help you grow delicious, healthy, organic vegetables and foods for youand your family.

Grow Vegetables And Fresh Food With Your Garden

The options are almost endless if you’d like to learn container gardening to grow fresh organic fruits and vegetables for you and your family. You can grow tomatoes, cucumbers, kale, spinach, collards, head and leaf lettuces, bok choy, herbs including rosemary, basil, parsley, cilantro, scallions, green onion and much more!

Fertilize, Water and Care For Your Plants Easily

Included in the book are step-by-step tutorials and instructions for proper fertilizer use, the proven system for proper plant watering and general plant maintenance to make it both easy and fun to care for your new home garden. Gardening doesn’t have to be hard!

Fascinating And Unique Container Gardens That Will Dazzle Your Guests

Are you looking for that extra special plant or garden that will wow and amaze your house guests? Included in the book are instructions for unique and beautiful terrariums, japanese gardens, the mystical bonsai trees, scintillating succulent gardens and even cute little cactus gardens. You don’t have to grow the same old plants like everyone else – you can grow something entirely new and exciting!

A List Of The Twenty Most Beautiful And Easy To Grow Plants

Some plants just thrive extremely well in container gardens and look gorgeous to boot! Learn about coleus, bogonias, wishbone flower and dozens of other plants that are perfect for growing in containers.

How To Start A Garden For Beginners

Whether you’re a complete beginner or just want to learn more, this gardening guidebook will teach you everything you need to know to enjoy the fruits of your own special garden. Every section includes action steps, pictures and step by step tutorials so you will know what to do and how to do it to create your perfect garden.

Special Section On Aeroponic Vertical Gardening

You’ll learn how to start your own aeroponics vertical garden for less than a few hundred dollars. In the past, aeroponics and hydroponics systems were only available to the wealthy and those with extensive knowledge of agriculture and hydroponics.

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Making a Masterpiece of Your Life: The Craftsman’s Way of the Art & Science of Skillful Living

Charles Collins

Price: FREE

What I really appreciate about Making a Masterpiece of Your Life is it isn’t the type of self help book that you feel great reading, set down and forget all about. It leads you to question, evaluate and begin to view your life so much more than just something to manage.

Tracy Morrow

“Flying by the seat of your pants” (aka) managing life by ‘intuition’ is the norm for most people, every single day, all over the world. Hundreds of millions of people flying blind, hoping and praying not to crash and make it home for dinner once more at the end of the day. So, what’s the alternative to ‘life management’ by intuition?

For millions, the alternative is the mass consumption of a daily diet of ‘motivational quotations’ taken like a dose of aspirin, caffeine or sugar snacks delivering that ‘jolt’ of inspiration, or relief from the emotional pain they’re suffering. For most it never lasts. It’s a temporary fix leaving them unsatisfied and hungrily chewing through inspirational slogans, ‘life coaches’ and ‘self-help gurus’ looking for ‘something’ that will stick. Something solid and authentic they can build on.

Life As a Craft
The alternative to the glut of ‘fix my life quick’ motivational ‘fast-food’ flooding the marketplace, is to make a masterpiece of your life the ‘old fashioned way’; take the time and do the work with skill and quality. After all, no mission is more important and no adventure is more rewarding. To practice the whole of ‘life-as-a-craft’, the way a craftsperson mindfully practices the trade of textile weaving, medicine, or carpentry, requires that the myriad activities of the ‘craft of life’ be systematically organized, managed, taught and learned similar to the ways in which we organize, manage, teach and practice our trades, occupations and professions.

Drawing upon centuries of knowledge and practical experience by master craftsmen and craftswomen, Charles Collins has skillfully organized a complete body of life knowledge into Five Elements, providing the guidance and motivation to practice ‘life-as-a-craft’.

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