The Joy of Coffee: The Essential Guide to Buying, Brewing, and Enjoying

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003 - Cooking - 285 pages
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In this revised and updated edition of the most authoritative guide to coffee, Corby Kummer travels the country and the world to give you all the latest information you need to make a great cup at home: * The best beans and how to buy and store them * The grinder that's essential for great coffee * Incisive reports on brewing and espresso-making equipment and tips on how to get the best from them, with photographs of current models * A complete, up-to-date list of sources for beans, equipment and Fair Trade organizations
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Growing Beans
5
Cupping
23
Roasting
37
Grinding and Storing
51
Grinding at a Glance
64
Brewing
67
Brewing Proportions
93
Coffee by Country
131
Caffeine and Decaf
151
Comparative Caffeine
170
Recipes
171
SOURCES
250
GLOSSARY
259
BIBLIOGRAPHY
270
GENERAL INDEX
273

Brewing at a Glance
94
Espresso
97
Espresso at a Glance
128

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About the author (2003)

One of the country's most respected food journalists, Corby Kummer is senior editor of The Atlantic Monthly. His 1990 series on coffee, on which this book is based, was nominated for a National Magazine Award. Kummer writes regularly for Martha Stewart Living, Self, the New York Times Magazine, Travel-Holiday and Food & Wine and is restaurant critic for New York Magazine. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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