The Professional Barista's Handbook: An Expert's Guide to Preparing Espresso, Coffee and Tea

 

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Overview

Considered by many to be the definitive guide to learning basics around espresso, coffee and tea preparation, Scott Rao's handbook is a comprehensive primer that teaches everything from the theory behind extraction to best practices behind the barista counter.

While some of its focus is on the skills one might need to work as a successful professional barista, it also has a ton of great information that will help you understand how to make a better cup of coffee at home - no matter your tool set!

Pros
  • Ooooh, Science! - There are enough graphs and technical explanations in this book to make the mad scientist in you happy
  • How-To - There are step-by-step instructions for the different brewing methods, making it a great resource for beginners and coffee veterans alike
Cons
  • Over the Head - This book may go too in-depth for some people
How Does it Compare? This is a great guide for someone wanting to learn the nuances of coffee prep, especially espresso, as it goes more in-depth than other books.

Specs

Model Number 978-1-61584-985-7
Width 7.25 inches
Depth 0.63 inches
Height 10.25 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 1.2437

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