The Great Coffee Book

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Ten Speed Press, 1999 - Cooking - 152 pages
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As rich in history as it is in flavor and aroma, coffee has been cultivated and brewed for centuries. In THE GREAT COFFEE BOOK, international coffee expert Timothy Castle and food writer Joan Nielson examine how this remarkable beverage has evolved into an outright cultural obsession. To help readers contend with the growing proliferation of fine and specialty coffees available, the authors discuss coffee growing around the world, the varieties of beans, and different roasting methods. With tips for brewing the perfect cup, gourmet coffee-tasting guidelines, and beautiful full-color photography, this book will transform coffee lovers into true aficionados.

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About the author (1999)

Joan Nielsen is a cookbook editor, food writer, and co-author. She lives is Pacific Palisades, California.
Timothy J. Castle owns a specialty coffee brokerage and an international marketing and consulting firm specializing in the food and beverage trades. He is a correspondent for the Tea and Coffee Trade Journal and a columnist for The Coffee Journal he lives in Santa Monica, California.

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