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

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
?This is a universally reliable manual, providing basic guidelines and recommendations for coffee producers, traders and researchers everywhere.? ( Caf? Culture, September 2009)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783527322862
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/13/2009
  • Edition description: Second, Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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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