Home Coffee Roasting: Romance & Revival

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In the past decade, home coffee roasting has gone from a small but growing trend to an increasingly mainstream audience. Still, for many in the current generation of coffee lovers, roasting remains a mysterious process. In this completely revised, expanded edition of his classic Home Coffee Roasting, James Beard Award nominated Kenneth Davids reveals the secrets to simple, quality home roasting.

 

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Overview

In the past decade, home coffee roasting has gone from a small but growing trend to an increasingly mainstream audience. Still, for many in the current generation of coffee lovers, roasting remains a mysterious process. In this completely revised, expanded edition of his classic Home Coffee Roasting, James Beard Award nominated Kenneth Davids reveals the secrets to simple, quality home roasting.

 

Home Coffee Roasting provides insightful, easy-to-follow guidelines for every step in the process:

  • The new home roasters: how to evaluate and use them
  • A resource guide for green beans and home-roasting equipment
  • Best techniques for storing green beans
  • Tips on perfecting a roast
  • How to create your own blend

With David's charming blend of commentary on coffee, the history of roasting and connoisseurship, how-to instructions, copious illustrations, and an invaluable resource guide, this revised, expanded edition of Home Coffee Roasting is the one necessary book for every true coffee lover.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312312190
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2003
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 408,655
  • Product dimensions: 7.48 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth Davids is the author of three books on coffee, one of the main figures in the home coffee-roasting revival, and writes for a number of coffee-industry publications and web-sites. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Table of Contents

1. Why Home Roasting?
Authenticity, Economy, Alchemy 1
Liberating the Taste Genie: Chemistry and Drama of the Roast 9
2. From Spoon to Fluid Beds
Roasting History 13
A Visual History of Roasting Machines 40
3. From Cinnamon to Charcoal
Roast styles 51
Quick Reference Guide to Roast Styles 68
4. What to Roast
Choosing green beans 70
Coffee Geography: Some Fancy Coffees of the World 107
5. Getting Started
Equipment, Methods, Issues 123
Quick Guide to Home-Roasting Options and Procedures 158
6. Afterwords
Postroast Flavors and Frills 195
Storing and Handling Roasted Coffee 204
Cupping Coffee at Home 206
Resources 215
Index 237
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2005

    A good solid starter book

    This is a good solid starter manual for the home roaster. It gives a good history, nice internet links and explains all the basics one should know when they are roasting their own coffee.

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