The Perfect Cup: A Coffee Lover's Guide to Buying, Brewing, and Tasting

The Perfect Cup: A Coffee Lover's Guide to Buying, Brewing, and Tasting

By: Timothy J. Castle (author)Paperback

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For coffee lovers everywhere, The Perfect Cup is the one book you'll need to appreciate coffee and it s growing status as a gourmet beverage. Coffee expert Timothy Castle chronicles the coffee revolution in America and offers state-of-the-art information on everything from the bean itself to brewing and appreciating the perfect cup. Do different brewing methods produce different-tasting coffees? What is the most common mistake people make at home with coffee? Is there reason to be concerned about "chemical" decaffeinating processes? These and many other questions are answered in this book.In a section entitled "How to Buy Coffee and Whom to Buy It From," Castle includes interviews with more than thirty of America's foremost coffee retailers and roasters. He also provides an overview of the regions of the world where coffee is commonly grown, and offers more than two dozen unusual recipes featuring coffee in sauces, marinades, main courses, and desserts, such as Grilled Coffee--Marinated Lamb Chops, Cappuccino Muffins, and Chocolate Espresso Souffle.

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About Author

Timothy James Castle is President of Castle & Company, importers of fine specialty coffees, located in Santa Monica, California. His affiliated company, Castle Communications, specializes in public relations and marketing for the food and beverage trades. Castle's articles on coffee have appeared in both popular magazines and trade publications.


Getting To Know Beans About Coffee * How to Compare Coffee Tastes * The Vocabulary of Coffee * Decaffeinated Coffee * Flavored Coffee * Learning the Language * A Coffee Lovers Guide to the World of Coffee * Roasting * Blending How To Brew The Perfect Cup * Brewing Methods * Pre-brewing Care and Considerations * Espresso Yourself How To Buy Coffee And Whom To Buy It From * Choosing a Roaster-Retailer Coffees Journey From Mountain To Market * Where Coffee Is Grown * How Coffee Is Grown * How Coffee is Processed * Sorting and Grading Dried Green Beans * Premium Coffee Estates * The Business of Coffee * Coffee as Commodity Breaking New Grounds In The Kitchen * Recipes

Product Details

  • publication date: 03/07/1991
  • ISBN13: 9780201570489
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780201570489
  • weight: 257
  • ISBN10: 0201570483

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