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Coffee Basics: A Quick and Easy Guide

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Put your local coffee bar to the test with Coffee Basics!

With thousands of coffee bars and restaurants serving an endless variety of blends, roasts, and brews, ordering a specialty coffee drink has become as daunting a task as selecting a fine wine. How can you distinguish between great coffee and great hype? Read Coffee Basics.

Kevin Knox and Julie Sheldon Huffaker have filled this handy reference with hundreds of industry truths and trade secrets. You'll learn the fundamentals of coffee buying, brewing, and tasting; and develop an aficionado's ability to see beyond the expensive trappings of today's coffee explosion. You'll discover:

  • The basic coffee facts: its origin, history, and many varieties
  • Step-by-step methods for selecting, roasting, blending, and flavoring coffee "to taste"
  • A coffee taster's glossary
  • Simple charts showing grind progression, relative grinding times, and regional characteristics
  • The scoop on decaffeinated, organic, and espresso beans
  • Specialty coffee recipes
  • Lists of the best sources for beans and professional equipment

Whether you make coffee at home or at a fine restaurant, Coffee Basics offers a bottomless cup of brewing knowledge and drinking pleasure.

Synopsis:

This work offers a concise and accessible introduction to the fundamentals of good coffee, designed to serve as a practical resource for consumers, but also useful for potential brewers, servers, and sellers. It covers coffee's origins and history, its varieties and how to find good coffee.

Synopsis:

A coffee lover's guide to the best brews — written by two industry insiders.

Coffee Basics is a brief, no-nonsense guide to coffee products, appreciation, and brewing. It demystifies coffee's origins and history, explores the overwhelming amount of different varieties and explains exactly how to brew the best cup. The authors describe the regional character of coffee beans from around the world and discuss a variety of roasting equipment and brewing methods for both home and restaurant.

Lists mail-order sources for the best beans, plus great coffee drink recipes, tasting tips, and a complete coffee taster's glossary.

Synopsis:

Put your local coffee bar to the test with Coffee Basics!

With thousands of coffee bars and restaurants serving an endless variety of blends, roasts, and brews, ordering a specialty coffee drink has become as daunting a task as selecting a fine wine. How can you distinguish between great coffee and great hype? Read Coffee Basics.

Kevin Knox and Julie Sheldon Huffaker have filled this handy reference with hundreds of industry truths and trade secrets. You'll learn the fundamentals of coffee buying, brewing, and tasting; and develop an aficionado's ability to see beyond the expensive trappings of today's coffee explosion. You'll discover:

  • The basic coffee facts: its origin, history, and many varieties
  • Step-by-step methods for selecting, roasting, blending, and flavoring coffee "to taste"
  • A coffee taster's glossary
  • Simple charts showing grind progression, relative grinding times, and regional characteristics
  • The scoop on decaffeinated, organic, and espresso beans
  • Specialty coffee recipes
  • Lists of the best sources for beans and professional equipment

Whether you make coffee at home or at a fine restaurant, Coffee Basics offers a bottomless cup of brewing knowledge and drinking pleasure.

Synopsis:

Put your local coffee bar to the test with Coffee Basics!

With thousands of coffee bars and restaurants serving an endless variety of blends, roasts, and brews, ordering a specialty coffee drink has become as daunting a task as selecting a fine wine. How can you distinguish between great coffee and great hype? Read Coffee Basics.

Kevin Knox and Julie Sheldon Huffaker have filled this handy reference with hundreds of industry truths and trade secrets. You'll learn the fundamentals of coffee buying, brewing, and tasting; and develop an aficionado's ability to see beyond the expensive trappings of today's coffee explosion. You'll discover:

  • The basic coffee facts: its origin, history, and many varieties
  • Step-by-step methods for selecting, roasting, blending, and flavoring coffee "to taste"
  • A coffee taster's glossary
  • Simple charts showing grind progression, relative grinding times, and regional characteristics
  • The scoop on decaffeinated, organic, and espresso beans
  • Specialty coffee recipes
  • Lists of the best sources for beans and professional equipment

Whether you make coffee at home or at a fine restaurant, Coffee Basics offers a bottomless cup of brewing knowledge and drinking pleasure.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 188-190) and index.

About the Author

Kevin Knox, Vice President and coffee buyer for Allegro and former coffee specialist for Starbucks, is the country's leading coffee expert.

Julie Sheldon Huffaker is a writer and editor who works with the specialty coffee industry.

Table of Contents

What Is Coffee?

A Brief History of the Bean.

The Name Game: Reading Coffee Labels.

A Taster's Guide to Cupping Coffees.

Regional Character.

Roasting and Blending.

How to Brew Great Coffee at Home.

Espresso: A World Unto Itself.

Putting Restaurants to the Test.

Customizing Your Coffee.

Issues in the Marketplace.

Appendices.

Index.

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jennyyyferrrrr, June 16, 2012 (view all comments by jennyyyferrrrr)
The descriptions of the way that the author suggests brewing your own coffee are very helpful.
I enjoyed reading this book and implementing the lessons it taught me. I feel that this book would be good for anyone who wants to gain a better appreciation of coffee.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780471136170
Author:
Kevin Knox and Julie Sheldon Huffaker
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
With:
Huffaker, Julie Sheldon
Author:
Knox, Kevin
Author:
Knox
Author:
Huffaker, Julie Sheldon
Author:
Huffaker, Julie S
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Coffee & Tea
Subject:
Coffee
Subject:
Ccffee
Subject:
Beverages - Coffee & Tea
Subject:
beverage management
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Tea and Coffee
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
v. 5.
Publication Date:
October 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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Product details 216 pages John Wiley & Sons - English 9780471136170 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This work offers a concise and accessible introduction to the fundamentals of good coffee, designed to serve as a practical resource for consumers, but also useful for potential brewers, servers, and sellers. It covers coffee's origins and history, its varieties and how to find good coffee.
"Synopsis" by , A coffee lover's guide to the best brews — written by two industry insiders.

Coffee Basics is a brief, no-nonsense guide to coffee products, appreciation, and brewing. It demystifies coffee's origins and history, explores the overwhelming amount of different varieties and explains exactly how to brew the best cup. The authors describe the regional character of coffee beans from around the world and discuss a variety of roasting equipment and brewing methods for both home and restaurant.

Lists mail-order sources for the best beans, plus great coffee drink recipes, tasting tips, and a complete coffee taster's glossary.

"Synopsis" by , Put your local coffee bar to the test with Coffee Basics!

With thousands of coffee bars and restaurants serving an endless variety of blends, roasts, and brews, ordering a specialty coffee drink has become as daunting a task as selecting a fine wine. How can you distinguish between great coffee and great hype? Read Coffee Basics.

Kevin Knox and Julie Sheldon Huffaker have filled this handy reference with hundreds of industry truths and trade secrets. You'll learn the fundamentals of coffee buying, brewing, and tasting; and develop an aficionado's ability to see beyond the expensive trappings of today's coffee explosion. You'll discover:

  • The basic coffee facts: its origin, history, and many varieties
  • Step-by-step methods for selecting, roasting, blending, and flavoring coffee "to taste"
  • A coffee taster's glossary
  • Simple charts showing grind progression, relative grinding times, and regional characteristics
  • The scoop on decaffeinated, organic, and espresso beans
  • Specialty coffee recipes
  • Lists of the best sources for beans and professional equipment

Whether you make coffee at home or at a fine restaurant, Coffee Basics offers a bottomless cup of brewing knowledge and drinking pleasure.

"Synopsis" by , Put your local coffee bar to the test with Coffee Basics!

With thousands of coffee bars and restaurants serving an endless variety of blends, roasts, and brews, ordering a specialty coffee drink has become as daunting a task as selecting a fine wine. How can you distinguish between great coffee and great hype? Read Coffee Basics.

Kevin Knox and Julie Sheldon Huffaker have filled this handy reference with hundreds of industry truths and trade secrets. You'll learn the fundamentals of coffee buying, brewing, and tasting; and develop an aficionado's ability to see beyond the expensive trappings of today's coffee explosion. You'll discover:

  • The basic coffee facts: its origin, history, and many varieties
  • Step-by-step methods for selecting, roasting, blending, and flavoring coffee "to taste"
  • A coffee taster's glossary
  • Simple charts showing grind progression, relative grinding times, and regional characteristics
  • The scoop on decaffeinated, organic, and espresso beans
  • Specialty coffee recipes
  • Lists of the best sources for beans and professional equipment

Whether you make coffee at home or at a fine restaurant, Coffee Basics offers a bottomless cup of brewing knowledge and drinking pleasure.

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