Craft Coffee: A Manual: Brewing a Better Cup at Home

Craft Coffee: A Manual: Brewing a Better Cup at Home

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572842335
Publisher: Agate
Publication date: 11/07/2017
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 111,814
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jessica Easto received a degree in journalism from the University of Tennessee and an MFA in creative writing from Southern Illinois University. Her writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Gapers Block, and more. She has been brewing craft coffee at home for more than eight years.

Andreas Willhoff is the director of education at Halfwit Coffee Roasters and the director of operations at The Wormhole, a Chicago craft coffee shop that has been recognized by Food & Wine, Sprudge.com, Fresh Cup, and CNN.com, among other places.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

How to Use This Book

The Many Waves of Coffee

Specialty Coffee versus Craft Coffee


CHAPTER 1: Brewing Basics

Extraction

Strength and Yield

Brew Ratio and Dose

Grind Size and Contact Time

Water

Temperature

Pour

Dialing It In


CHAPTER 2: Choosing Hardware

Full-Immersion versus Pour-Over Brewing Devices

How Do Filters Factor In?

Full-Immersion Devices

Pour-Over Devices

Grinders

Scales

Kettles and Thermometers

Brewing Vessels, Servers, and Thermoses


CHAPTER 3: The Coffee

Beans

Varietals and Cultivars

Origin

Process

Roast

Decaffeination


CHAPTER 4: Buying the Coffee

Where to Find Craft Coffee

Seasonality

Deciphering the Coffee Bag Label

Storage


CHAPTER 5: The Flavor

Acids and (Perceived) Acidity

(Perceived) Sweetness

Bitterness

Mouthfeel

Aroma

How to Assess Flavor


CHAPTER 6: Brewing Methods

The French Press (Press Pot, Coffee Press, or Cafetière)

The AeroPress

The Abid Clever

The Siphon (Vacuum Pot)

The Melitta

The BeeHouse

The Walküre

The Kalita Wave

The Chemex

The Hario V60


APPENDIX: Troubleshooting, Tips, and Tricks

RESOURCES

INDEX

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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