Coffee Basics: A Quick and Easy Guide

Paperback | October 25, 1996

byJulie S Huffaker, Kevin Knox

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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 equipmentWhether 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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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 re...

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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...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:October 25, 1996Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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ISBN - 10:0471136174

ISBN - 13:9780471136170

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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.