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
     
 

Coffee is, after wheat and sugar, the third most important food commodity - A business worth over 17 billion USD per year and employing some 125 million people worldwide. Written by the leading experts in the trade and endorsed by both the International Coffee Organisation and the Specialty Coffee Organization of America, this is the single most comprehensive,… See more details below

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Coffee is, after wheat and sugar, the third most important food commodity - A business worth over 17 billion USD per year and employing some 125 million people worldwide. Written by the leading experts in the trade and endorsed by both the International Coffee Organisation and the Specialty Coffee Organization of America, this is the single most comprehensive, practice-oriented guidebook for coffee professionals, covering the entire value chain from grower to roaster.
Following on the success of its predecessor, this second edition now features the impact of coffee production on the environment, the botany, genetics and genomics of coffee and bean quality assessment. On 1,000 pages divided into three distinct parts, forty authors from the leading coffee-growing nations present the latest technologies applied to coffee husbandry, covering methods of coffee cultivation, harvesting, processing, storage, and economics. This scientific handbook is unique in incorporating recent research on the coffee plant, its pests and diseases, biotechnological methods for improving breeds as well as updated primary processing.

Last but not least, with more than 800 carefully selected, mainly color illustrations, 160 tables and a 100-page appendix packed with data, this is a universally reliable manual, providing basic guidelines and recommendations for coffee producers, traders and researchers everywhere.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783527322862
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
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)

Meet the Author

Jean-Nicolas Wintgens, a Belgian-born agronomist, has worked troughout the coffee belt of Africa, South and Central America, and Asia. Before his retirement, he held the post of world-wide advisor for coffee and cocoa production and supply at Nestle, based in Vevey (Switzerland). He is currently a frequent traveler between Mexico and Switzerland, doing consultancy work, mostly on coffee.

He received two awards:
- PANAMANIAN award
Condecoracion de la "Orden de Manuel Amador Guerrero" con el grado de gran Comendador - 31.Mayo 1979. Decorated in appreciation of special services to the country in the field of agriculture.

- French award: L'ETOILE DU BIEN ET DU MÉRITE Mars 2009. Pour actions humanitaires rendues en Afrique (Zaire) au cours de la rébellion 1964-65. Rare distinction honorifique, symbole de la reconnaissance pour les actions civiques et sociales, le dévouement bénévole, se veut d'etre un témoignage de gratitude pour les actions exemplaires.

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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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