Coffee: How to buy it, how to brew it
Looking to refine your homemade brew? Or wish to polish your barista prowess? This book is your ultimate guide to crafting the finest coffee.
Authored by espresso aficionado Jason Scheltus, this book is designed to take your morning coffee ritual to new heights of brew excellence. Each stage of the journey - from the coffee farm to your cup, is meticulously detailed. Gain insights into the diverse attributes of coffee beans, such as the influence of their growing conditions, the range of varieties, and the harvesting, drying, and roasting processes. Delve into the heart of the matter: grinding, tamping, extraction, and a range of manual brewing methods. Ever curious about the difference in steaming techniques between whole milk and soy, or oat and almond? This comprehensive coffee guide has you covered.
For the home brewing enthusiasts, this book unravels the mysteries of the complex world of coffee equipment. Understand the nuances between Chemex and pour over. Decide between Moccamaster or Moka Express. Syphon and Cold Brew. Learn how to select the right tools to suit your brewing preferences, maintaining a clutter-free kitchen counter. Were you aware that there are seven distinct classifications of coffee grounds? Regrettably, most home brewers are utilizing the incorrect one. Jason elucidates how to perfect your grind, leading you to a flawless cup of coffee each time.
Regardless if you're a professional barista operating a tailor-made La Marzocco, or if you're still holding onto that worn-out French press from your first year in college, there's always scope to enhance your coffee-making skills.