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!
|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.|
|Product Weight (lbs.)||1.2437|
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"Everything But Espresso" is focused solely on drip coffee include grind and extraction ratios, heck even a section on bed shape of the grounds.
Frankly, the books don't overlap that much. I'd recommend everything but espresso now, and if you decide to get an expresso machine in the future, then get the professional barista's handbook.
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