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The joy of coffee : the essential guide to buying, brewing, and enjoying / by Corby Kummer ; photography by James Scherer.

Kummer, Corby. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greentown PL - Greentown 641.877 KUMMER (Text) 75342000040050 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 641.8 KUM (Text) 39391000144970 Nonfiction Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library 641.2 KUM (Text) 78731000103401 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1881527530
  • Physical Description: 288 pages ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Shelburne, VT. : Chapters Pub., 1995.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"With coffee bars springing up on every urban corner, this engrossing guide couldn't arrive at a better moment. Kummer writes on food for the Atlantic very well, thanks, because he injects his own physical experience with his subjects into the exposition. Here, he takes us through the coffee bean's progress from tree to tummy, eyewitness-style. He tells us what it's like to pick coffee because he went and picked it, what it's like to cup coffee (the method by which roasted beans are qualitatively sorted) because he cupped with the pros, what it's like roasting coffee because he tried it at home as well as scrutinized it being done as a business, etc. He analyzes and advises on grinding and brewing methods; he appreciates espresso and its appurtenances; he describes the coffees of different growing countries; he discusses caffeine and its health effects; and then, he wraps the book up with coffee-complementary dessert recipes and a resource section. Kummer's Baedeker of the exquisitely bitter brew is, as the old slogan says, good to the last drop."--From Booklist.
Subject: Coffee brewing.
Cooking (Coffee)

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