Flexibound: 176 pages
Publisher: Quarry Books (June 1, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.6 x 10.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #341,333 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #139 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Beverages & Wine > Coffee & Tea
I have received this book just a few days ago. The book itself looks nice, illustrations are reasonably good, and plenty.It has multiple chapters on just about everything you need to know about coffee, from selecting, to roasting, to brewing in a variety of ways.It could be a great book, but there are many mistakes and inaccuracies hereI will not list everything I disagree, or everything most authors disagree. Such differences are always open to interpretation and each own's opinion. So those really do not matter - it is actually good to hear different opinions.However, I can mention certain things that are clearly wrong.The roasting part has two sections that discuss how "done" the coffee is. The first one, a pictorial, describes espresso as number 4, from 1 (lightest) to 6 (darkest). Later on, when discussing how to get there, all of a sudden espresso is the darkest of them all, even more so than vienna or french (which come after espresso as 5 and 6 just a few pages before).Furthermore, when describing how to achieve each level, some of the roast levels have no difference whatsoever, same instructions for two different levels of roasting, suggesting to someone that certain roast levels are achieved the exact same way (it is not, late in the roasting seconds make quite a lot of difference). The author goes as far as state on his roasting section that every single roast, even the lightest, is carried until after second crack. It should be mentioned that is the difference between most light and dark roasts - the former end roasting before second crack, the latter afterwards. Basic roasting knowledge.There is another section in the book that calls the rust (a disease of coffee bushes) as caused by fungus. It is later called a virus.
The Art and Craft of Coffee: An Enthusiast's Guide to Selecting, Roasting, and Brewing Exquisite Coffee Easy Coffee Cake Recipes: - 20 Delicious Recipes with Cream, Blueberries, Chocolate, Streusel (Coffee Cake,Coffee Cakes,Recipe for Coffee Cake,Delicious ... Streusel, Crumb Coffee Cake) Book 4) Beer Brewing Made Easy With Recipes (Boxed Set): 3 Books In 1 Beer Brewing Guide With Easy Homeade Beer Brewing Recipes The Little Coffee Know-It-All: A Miscellany for growing, roasting, and brewing, uncompromising and unapologetic Coffee Roasting: Quick and Easy Guide to Make a Great Cup of Coffee! A Beginner's Guide to Great BEER BREWING: How To Make Amazing Home Brewed European Style Beer Step-By-Step Instructions (Beer, Beer Making, Beer Tasting, Beer Brewing, How To Make Beer) Home Coffee Roasting, Revised, Updated Edition: Romance and Revival The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.: Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes, and Unabashed Arrogance The Art and Craft of Handmade Books (Dover Craft Books) The Art of Distilling Whiskey and Other Spirits: An Enthusiast's Guide to the Artisan Distilling of Potent Potables The Ultimate Guide to Cunnilingus: How to Go Down on a Woman and Give Her Exquisite Pleasure (Ultimate Guides Series) Origami Jewelry: More Than 40 Exquisite Designs to Fold and Wear Bead Metamorphosis: Exquisite Jewelry from Custom Components Authentic Polish Cooking: 150 Mouthwatering Recipes, from Old-Country Staples to Exquisite Modern Cuisine Sheet Pan Paleo: 200 One-Tray Recipes for Quick Prepping, Easy Roasting and Hassle-free Clean Up Al horno / Roasting (Williams-Sonoma) (Spanish Edition) Coffee Time: A Coffee Lovers Coloring Book For Stress Relief and Relaxation (Whimsical Refreshments) (Volume 3) I Love Coffee! Over 100 Easy and Delicious Coffee Drinks Coffee and Cake: Enjoy the Perfect Cup of Coffee--with Dozens of Delectable Recipes for Café Treats Coffee: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Coffee