Synopses & Reviews
What's inside the perfect cup of coffee? How to Make Coffee isn't just a recipe book for brewing a cup of drip; instead, it explores the history and science of coffee, from a goatherd's observation of the effects of coffee beans on his animals to the way the human body processes and uses caffeine. How to Make Coffee asserts that, beyond the beans themselves, making good coffee depends on understanding the science; why water has to be at a certain temperature, and what methods work best with each grind. Brimming with fascinating information about the chemistry of coffee and the best ways to brew it, How to Make Coffee is the go-to book for coffee lovers, connoisseurs, and anyone looking for the best way to brew the perfect cup.
To make any old cup of coffee, you simply need a pot, heat, ground coffee, and water. But youand#39;re not just anyone. You are a coffee aficionado, a determined, fearless seeker of the best java. And this is the guide for you.
How to Make Coffee provides an in-depth look at the art and science behind the bean. Learn the anatomy of coffee; the chemistry of caffeine; the best way to roast, grind, and brew the beans to their peak flavor; and what gadgets you really need (versus what gadgets are for mere coffee dilettantes). With illustrated, step-by-step instructions, How to Make Coffee is for the person who doesn't want to settle for anything less than the perfect cup.
How do you like your tea? In How to Make Tea
, tea experts Brian Keating and Kim Long will teach you everything you need to know to make your desired cup. Weandrsquo;ve been drinking tea for thousands of years, yet few of us realize that all tea typesandmdash;from elegant lapsang to pungent pu-erhandmdash;come from the same plant. But how are there so many different styles? It comes down to science: geography, biology, chemistry, and physics; the application of heat and pressure; and the magic of time and enzymes.
How to Make Tea breaks down these elements and lays out the techniques, tools, and methods needed to brew at home. With this guide, tea lovers of all stripes will become experts on the art and science of tea. Learn to extract the best from every cup.
About the Author
Lani Kingston obtained a master's degree in food studies and food writing from the University of Adelaide and a master's in education from Deakin University. Her expertise includes not only coffee but the anthropology of food and food heritage. This is her first book.