Synopses & Reviews
The book of coffee and tea is a passionate guide to selecting, tasting, preparing, and serving the beverages caffeine connoisseurs can't live without. Written by acknowledged experts in the coffee-roasting and tea-importing business, this book will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about that beloved cup of joe (or orange pekoe), including how to: distinguish between Kona, Jamaican, Mocha, Java, and the other varieties of coffee; choose the method of brewing that's best for you; make the perfect cup of coffee at the ideal temperature, no mater which method you choose; recognize ginseng, oolong, Earl Grey Ceylon, and the myriad other types of tea; blend and prepare your own herbal teas at home; recognize quality and freshness; find the best coffee, tea, equipment, and accessories, using the completely updated mail order section.
Rich with the lore, steeped in tradition, and brimming with expert information, this is the only book coffee and tea lovers will ever need.
"Still the most thorough and compact reference on the subject." --The New York Times
"Tremendously readable while conveying a colossal knowledge of the subject." --James Beard
"Ahead of its time...a true bottomless cup." --New York Newsday
"Comprehensive, carefully detailed." --San Francisco Chronicle
What the difference between Colombian coffee and French roast? Between demitasse and espresso? Cappuccino and cafe au lait? How does one distinguish between black tea, ginseng tea, and oolong tea, and the myraid other varieties on the market? This book answers these and just about every other conceivable question about coffees and teas, and provides a comprehensive catalog of herbal teas, mail-order sources, and recipes. Illustrations. Maps.
About the Author
The Schapira Family
has been a leader in the coffee and tea industries since 1903.