Author(s): Robert Schneider
Coffee Culture: Hot Coffee + Cool Spaces is a full-color presentation of coffee shops crafting great coffee in interesting spaces with good design aesthetics. The author has selected thirty-three coffee shops located in cities across the United States, including Ann Arbor, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Oakland, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Seattle. Photography by an eclectic group of photographers captures the feel and personality of each coffee shop. The concept of space is often extended from the shop interior to the neighborhood - interweaving coffee, art, architecture, design, and historic preservation. The book showcases coffee shops located in historic buildings, modern architecture, an art museum, an arcade, a courtyard, a former loading dock and even a reclaimed cargo shipping container - but the common thread is an appreciation for great coffee in spaces that invite human interaction and create memories through good design.
Robert Schneider received degrees in political science and finance and investments providing the foundation for a successful career in capital markets including research, marketing/business development and working with start-up/early-stage companies. He currently pursues his lifelong interest in art and design. Coffee Shops: Hot Coffee + Cool Spaces is his first book. He lives and studies (art | architecture | design | photography) in Minneapolis, United States.