Friday, August 07, 2015

Read: The Connoisseur's Guide to Coffee

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Title: The Connoisseur's Guide to Coffee
Author: Jon Thorn, Michael Segal
Publisher: Quintet Publishing Limited

This is a guide that is accessible to read and well-researched for connoisseur's who loves coffee and the espresso drinks. The book is nicely illustrated and filled with photos to illustrate a variety of useful information related to coffee.

The first part of this book covers the story of coffee, how it spreads and what coffee is. It also presents in easy-to-read fashion the technical issues about tasting, roasting, grinding, making, and buying coffee.

What I appreciated about this book is its second section. This section is a directory covering the finest unblended coffees in the world. This director features all (at least the book's foreword claims) the specialty coffees. The directory also lists the general flavour profiles of each of the coffee from different parts of the world. Written in accessible language, this is a directory that lends a good introduction to the characteristics and flavour profiles of coffee beans from different parts of the world.

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