Little Book of Coffee (How to Choose It, Store It, Brew It, and Serve It) by Melanie Daniels | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Little Book of Coffee (How to Choose It, Store It, Brew It, and Serve It)

Little Book of Coffee (How to Choose It, Store It, Brew It, and Serve It)

by Melanie Daniels
     
 
I didn’t start drinking coffee until I was in my 20s. It just tasted awful to me, and I didn’t understand the passion some people seemed to have about this beverage. Then I realized it was because I was drinking awful coffee. When I started talking to my friends about it, they said it was because I was drinking coffee that was (1) pre ground (2)

Overview

I didn’t start drinking coffee until I was in my 20s. It just tasted awful to me, and I didn’t understand the passion some people seemed to have about this beverage. Then I realized it was because I was drinking awful coffee. When I started talking to my friends about it, they said it was because I was drinking coffee that was (1) pre ground (2) probably very stale and (3) made with inferior beans. Hmm.

So I did some checking and found that there are a LOT of opinions about what makes a good cup of coffee. Mild? Robust? Cream? Sugar? French Roast? Kona Blend? And the big question: Was Jamaica Blue Mountain worth $40 a pound?

I figured out the answer to those questions – for me. But I also found out that it’s completely a matter of personal taste. Coffee purists say that if you add anything to your coffee – cream, sugar, flavorings – that you’re a heathen and don’t deserve to live. The rest of us would really just like to enjoy a nice cuppa Joe.

So, in this little book I’ve tried to stick to the basics. Hopefully by the end of it you will know whether or not you’re drinking a good cup of coffee.

Here are a few of the chapter titles for you:

About The Beans
The Art of Grading Beans
Judging Beans The Barista Way
Roasting at Home (Crazy?)
Freshness Tips
Picking The Perfect Grinder
Different Brewing methods
Coffee Makers / Single Cup Coffee Makers
Regular or Decaf?
Flavored Coffees / Specialty Coffees
Recipes
For Fun - Cupping

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012513410
Publisher:
Best Book Publishing
Publication date:
02/16/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
203 KB

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