"A coffee lover's guide to the best brews- written by two industry
"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
KEVIN KNOX (Boulder, Colorado) is a Vice President and coffee
buyer for Allegro. As a beverage specialist for Starbucks he was
responsible for appraisals, quality standards, recipes, training
procedures, and brewing equipment. JULIE SHELDON HUFFAKER
(Portland, Oregon) writes for "Cafe Ole" and "Coffee Matters"