Coffee Basics: A Quick and Easy Guide

by Julie S Huffaker, Kevin Knox

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 25, 1996 | Trade Paperback

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 216 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 1.18 in

Published: October 25, 1996

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0471136174

ISBN - 13: 9780471136170

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Coffee Basics: A Quick and Easy Guide

Coffee Basics: A Quick and Easy Guide

by Julie S Huffaker, Kevin Knox

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 216 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 1.18 in

Published: October 25, 1996

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0471136174

ISBN - 13: 9780471136170

About the Book

"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

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" magazines.

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.

From the Publisher

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.

From the Jacket

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.

About the Author

JULIE SHELDON HUFFAKER is a writer and editor who works with the specialty coffee industry.
KEVIN KNOX, Vice President and coffee buyer for Allegro and former coffee specialist for Starbucks, is the country''s leading coffee expert.
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