This is a great gift for anyone who likes this part of the country, not to mention coffee, photography, or architecture.
Espresso stands are truly a phenomenon in the Northwest. There are hundreds and hundreds of them and you see them wherever you go! Ray Weisgerber spent five years studying and photographing them for this book that reveals a fascinating intersection in American culture — the automobile, individual entrepreneurship, and of course, coffee. Book contains:
Insights into the drive-through business and why it has grown explosively in the Northwest
The evolution from sidewalk carts to architecturally significant buildings
Special historical notes about specific stands