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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:
Whether you make coffee at home or at a fine restaurant, Coffee Basics offers a bottomless cup of brewing knowledge and drinking pleasure.
Good general coffee book, a bit too general in my mind. No enough on history and too quickly goes through terms. It is from 1997, so the post 2000 coffee shop reality is absent. Read morePublished 12 months ago by J. Elam
This book is excellent in describing and explaining coffee types and variations. My husband and I found it very useful.Published 16 months ago by Dina Marie Papagni
This is a good read. The title says it all: the book is no more and no less than the basics. For someone looking to start learning about coffee, you can't go wrong with this book.Published 19 months ago by Michael D'Onofrio
A good read. a good reference into making your best coffee at home.
Introduces new ideas for the various ways to make coffee.
This is a good book that explains in simple language about coffee basics. The history, origins and how beans are grown, picked and processed before roasting. Read morePublished on October 25, 2012 by Betty
Suddenly the scales have fallen from my eyes,I have been working for 30 years about coffee also experienced
to cultivate coffee. Read more
I particularly enjoyed the Chapter on Regional Character (pp 47 - 71). I disagree with description of Kenya as being a "... brooding heavyweight ..." page 39. Read morePublished on May 13, 2007 by Cameron Miller