The Art and Craft of Coffee is a backstage pass into the world of small-batch coffee roasting, bean selection, grinding, and artisan-quality brewing. Kevin Sinnott, the coffee world's most ardent consumer advocate, educates, inspires, and caffeinates the reader in this comprehensive, full-color instructional guide. Learn how green coffee beans are farmed, harvested, and roasted; how to roast your own coffee; how to choose the best grinder for your beans; and finally how to master brewing styles as diverse as French press and espresso to the Turkish ibrik. Recipes for several coffee and espresso beverages are included. George Howell, founder of Terroir Select Coffee and the Coffee Connection, contributes the Foreword.
Kevin Sinnott, host of the soon-to-be released "Coffee Brewing Secrets" instructional video, and coffeecompanion.com website is America's foremost consumer coffee authority. In 1995, at the onset of America's still-vibrant fascination with all things coffee, Sinnott created THE COFFEE COMPANION, the first-ever consumer publication about finding and brewing the world's best coffee.