The curious Barista's guide to coffee
Writer: Tristan Stephenson
This is the ultimate guide to the history, science and cultural influence of coffee according to coffee aficionado Tristan Stephenson. you'll uncover the origins of coffee, the rise of the coffee and the alchemy responsible for transforming a humble beaninto the world's most popular drink. Find out how to roast coffee beans at home and understand how sweetness, bitterness, acidity and aroma all come together in the perfect cup of coffee. Get to grips with grinding before learning how to make the ideal espresso. Discover how espresso and milk are a match made in heaven, yielding treasures like the Cappuccino and Macchiato; you'll also learn how to pour your own Latte art. With step-by-step guides to classic brewing techniques, including French Press and Siphon brewing, and a selection of Tristan's expertly concocted recipes, from espresso martini to a pumpkin Spice Latte, this really is the essential anthology for the coffee enthousiast.