Coffee: Growing, Processing, Sustainable Production

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Wiley, Mar 31, 2009 - Science - 983 pages
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Capturing the entire value creation chain, this practical guide describes methods of coffee cultivation, harvesting, processing, storage, quality assessment, and economics. It is unique in incorporating latest research on the coffee plant, its pests and diseases, as well as biotechnological methods for improved breeds. It is likewise unique in addressing the long-term sustainability of current coffee production methods, showing modern alternatives to traditional practices.

Last but not least, it is richly illustrated with more than 900 colour photographs, drawings and diagrams, resulting in the single most comprehensive practice-oriented guidebook for coffee producers, traders and researchers.

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About the author (2009)

Jean-Nicolas Wintgens, a Belgian-born agronomist, has worked troughout the coffee belt of Africa, South and Central America, and Asia. Before his retirement, he held the post of world-wide advisor for coffee and cocoa production and supply at Nestle, based in Vevey (Switzerland). He is currently a frequent traveler between Mexico and Switzerland, doing consultancy work, mostly on coffee.

He received two awards:
Condecoracion de la "Orden de Manuel Amador Guerrero" con el grado de gran Comendador - 31.Mayo 1979. Decorated in appreciation of special services to the country in the field of agriculture.

- French award: L'ETOILE DU BIEN ET DU MÉRITE Mars 2009. Pour actions humanitaires rendues en Afrique (Zaire) au cours de la rébellion 1964-65. Rare distinction honorifique, symbole de la reconnaissance pour les actions civiques et sociales, le dévouement bénévole, se veut d'etre un témoignage de gratitude pour les actions exemplaires.

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