Coffee: Growing, Processing, Sustainable Production: A Guidebook for Growers, Processors, Traders, and Researchers / Edition 1

Coffee: Growing, Processing, Sustainable Production: A Guidebook for Growers, Processors, Traders, and Researchers / Edition 1

by Jean Nicolas Wintgens
     
 

ISBN-10: 3527322868

ISBN-13: 9783527322862

Pub. Date: 04/13/2009

Publisher: Wiley

Capturing the entire value creation chain, this practical guide describes methods of coffee cultivation, harvesting, processing, storage, quality assessment, and economics. It is unique in incorporating latest research on the coffee plant, its pests and diseases, as well as biotechnological methods for improved breeds. It is likewise unique in addressing the long-term

Overview

Capturing the entire value creation chain, this practical guide describes methods of coffee cultivation, harvesting, processing, storage, quality assessment, and economics. It is unique in incorporating latest research on the coffee plant, its pests and diseases, as well as biotechnological methods for improved breeds. It is likewise unique in addressing the long-term sustainability of current coffee production methods, showing modern alternatives to traditional practices.

Last but not least, it is richly illustrated with more than 900 colour photographs, drawings and diagrams, resulting in the single most comprehensive practice-oriented guidebook for coffee producers, traders and researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783527322862
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/13/2009
Edition description:
Second, Revised Edition
Pages:
1040
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 2.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Growing
The Coffee Plant
Botany, Genetics and Genomics of Coffee
Coffee Selection and Breeding
Coffee Propagation
Biotechnologies Applied to Coffee
Environmental Factors Suitable for Coffee Cultivation
Establishing a Coffee Plantation
Crop Maintenance
Vermicomposting in Coffee Cultivation
Organic Coffee
Frost in Coffee Crops: Frost Characteristics, Damaging Effects on Coffee and Alleviation Options
Importance of Organic Matter and Biological Fertility in Coffee Soils
Sustainable Coffee Production
Shade Management and its Effect on Coffee Growth and Quality
Part II: Pests & Diseases
Coffee Pests in Africa
Major Pests of Coffee in the Asia-Pacific Region
Nematodes in Coffee
Coffee Diseases
Viral Diseases in Coffee
Resistance to Coffee Leaf Rust and Coffee Berry Disease
Spraying Equipment for Coffee
Quarantine for Coffee
Part III: Harvesting & Processing
Yield Estimation and Harvest Period
Harvesting and Green Coffee Processing
Ecological Processing of Coffee and Use of Byproducts
Part IV: Storage, Shipment, Quality
Green Coffee Storage
Shipment of Green Coffee
Green Coffee Defects
Factors Influencing the Quality of Green Coffee
Coffee Bean Quality Assessment
Part V: Economics
Economic Aspects of Coffee Production
Technology Transfer
Part VI: Data & Information
Units and Conversion Tables
Information Sources
Data on Coffee
Acronyms and Terms used in Coffee Production

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