Coffee: a comprehensive guide to the bean, the beverage, and the industry
Rowman & Littlefield
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From the Book
Part 1. The coffee business -- Strategies for improving coffee quality -- The coffee plant and how it is handled -- Digging deeper : cultivation and yields -- Coffee as a global system -- What does "organic" mean? -- Coffee under threat : the growing problem of the coffee berry borer -- Culture, agriculture, and nature : shade coffee farms and biodiversity -- A Guatemalan coffee farmer's story : a challenging life in a beautiful, harsh land -- Pickers -- Coffee processing : an artisan's perspective -- Women in coffee in Colombia -- How a country girl from Arkansas became an importer leading other women in coffee -- The role of nonprofits in coffee -- Hunger in the coffee lands -- The "price" of coffee : how the coffee commodity market works -- Appreciating quality : the route to upward mobility for coffee farmers -- What is specialty coffee? -- Where does the money go in the coffee supply chain? -- Part 2. The state of the trade -- The global trade in coffee : an overview -- Coffee certification programs -- Direct trade in coffee -- Fair trade : still a big plus for farmers and workers around the world -- A. Producer country profiles -- Hawaii -- India -- Indonesia -- Colombia -- Ethiopia -- Vietnam -- Brazil -- Supporting coffee farmers' response to market changes -- B. Consumer country profiles -- Introduction to consumer countries -- Denmark -- France -- Italy -- United Kingdom -- Russia -- Ukraine -- Japan -- Germany -- United States --
Part 3. The history of coffee and its social life
Coffee, a condensed history
Coffeehouse formats through the centuries: third places or public spaces?
Why Americans drink coffee : the Boston Tea Party or Brazilian slavery?
The ecology of taste : robusta coffee and the limits of the specialty revolution
The espresso menu : an international history
The competing languages of coffee : signs, narratives, and symbols of American specialty coffee
Part 4. The qualities of coffee
Why does coffee taste that way? : notes from the field
Coffee quality and assessment
Distinctive drinking : specialty coffee and class in the United States
Brewing : dissolving the puzzle
Roasting : developing flavor in the bean
A. Coffee and health
The long debate over coffee and health
Caffeine : how much is in your cup, and how much is bad for you?
Recent research on coffee and health
Part 5. The future of coffee
Coffee research in Kenya : current status and future perspectives
Genetically modified (transgenic) coffee
A life in coffee
How to make a great cup of coffee.
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