- Presents a novel synthesis of coffee research and real-world experience that aids understanding, appreciation, and potential action
- Includes contributions from a multitude of experts who address complex subjects with a conversational approach
- Provides expert discourse on the coffee calue chain, from agricultural and production practices, sustainability, post-harvest processing, and quality aspects to the economic analysis of the consumer value proposition
- Engages with the key challenges of future coffee production and potential solutions
Table of Contents
1. The Coffee Tree—Genetic Diversity and Origin
2. Cultivating Coffee Quality—Terroir and Agro-Ecosystem
3. Postharvest Processing—Revealing the Green Bean
4. Environmental Sustainability—Farming in the Anthropocene
5. Social Sustainability—Community, Livelihood, and Tradition
6. Economic Sustainability—Price, Cost, and Value
7. Experience and Experimentation: From Survive to Thrive
8. Cupping and Grading—Discovering Character and Quality
9. Trading and Transaction—Market and Finance Dynamics
10. Decaffeination—Process and Quality
11. The Roast—Creating the Beans' Signature
12. The Chemistry of Roasting—Decoding Flavor Formation
13. The Grind—Particles and Particularities
14. Protecting the Flavors—Freshness as a Key to Quality
15. The Brew—Extracting for Excellence
16. Water for Extraction—Composition, Recommendations, and Treatment
17. Crema—Formation, Stabilization, and Sensation
18. Sensory Evaluation—Profiling and Preferences
19. We Consumers—Tastes, Rituals, and Waves
20. Human Wellbeing—Sociability, Performance, and Health
- No. of pages: 556
- Language: English
- Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
- Published: December 16, 2016
- Imprint: Academic Press
- Hardcover ISBN: 9780128035207
- eBook ISBN: 9780128035580
About the Editor
During her nine years at Nespresso, Britta has helped to establish the company as one with a solid scientific presence within the coffee community. Before moving to her current role in 2009, Britta served as coffee development and portfolio manager at Nespresso where she was responsible for management of coffee projects.
Britta’s activities within the specialty coffee organisations include the SCAE Events Committee. She actively contributed to the creation of the new Sustainability Forum which was launched at the World of Coffee in Dublin.
Affiliations and Expertise
Ratings and Reviews
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AlexKorbich Sat Jun 29 2019
I wouldn't recommend this if you're just getting your start into specialty coffee but it's a excellent reference for anyone who is deeply interested in the coffee supply chain and brewing controls.
CherylLee Fri May 31 2019
This book offers coffee connoisseurs a wider perspective into coffee production and the science behind coffee.
Kyung-TaekRim Sun Jun 03 2018
The Craft and Science of Coffee - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128035207, 9780128035580 View on ScienceDirect The Craft and Science of Coffee 1st Edition
It is excellent for my research.
Shou-Chiang H. Mon May 14 2018
Talking coffee from the science
Talking coffee from the science point of the view, great book.
Eduardo M. Mon May 14 2018
Great Book - Everything you need to know about coffee
I have been involved in the coffee industry for more than 30 years and I can tell that this book summarized pretty much every aspect of this pasion that I call Coffee Business
Jae H. Sun Apr 01 2018
Don't miss out this book if you want to know more and more scientific knowledge about coffee. It's a materpiece of coffee books.