Coffee : a comprehensive guide to the bean, the beverage, and the industry

Format: Print Book 2013
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Summary
Coffee: A Comprehensive Guide to the Bean, the Beverage, and the Industry offers a definitive guide to the many rich dimensions of the bean and the beverage around the world. Leading experts from business and academia consider coffee's history, global spread, cultivation, preparation, marketing, and the environmental and social issues surrounding it today. They discuss, for example, the impact of globalization; the many definitions of organic, direct trade, and fair trade; the health of female farmers; the relationships among shade, birds, and coffee; roasting as an art and a science; and where profits are made in the commodity chain. Drawing on interviews and the lives of people working in the business-from pickers and roasters to coffee bar owners and consumers-this book brings a compelling human side to the story. The authors avoid romanticizing or demonizing any group in the business. They consider basic but widely misunderstood issues such as who adds value to the bean, the constraints of peasant life, and the impact of climate change. Moving beyond simple answers, they represent various participants in the supply chain and a range of opinions about problems and suggested solutions in the industry. Coffee offers a multidimensional examination of a deceptively everyday but extremely complex commodity that remains at the center of many millions of lives. Tracing coffee's journey from field to cup, this handbook to one of the world's favorite beverages is an essential guide for professionals, coffee lovers, and students alike. Contributions by: Sarah Allen, Jonathan D. Baker, Peter S. Baker, Jonathan Wesley Bell, Clare Benfield, H. C. "Skip" Bittenbender, Connie Blumhardt, Willem Boot, Carlos H. J. Brando, August Burns, Luis Alberto Cu llar, Olga Cuellar, Kenneth Davids, Jim Fadden, Elijah K. Gichuru, Jeremy Haggar, Andrew Hetzel, George Howell, Juliana Jaramillo, Phyllis Johnson, Lawrence W. Jones, Alf Kramer, Ted Lingle, Stuart McCook, Michelle Craig McDonald, Sunalini Menon, Jonathan Morris, Joan Obra, Price Peterson, Rick Peyser, Sergii Reminny, Paul Rice, Robert Rice, Carlos Saenz, Vincenzo Sandalj, Jinap Selamat, Colin Smith, Shawn Steiman, Robert W. Thurston, Steven Topik, Tatsushi Ueshima, Camilla C. Valeur, Geoff Watts, and Britta Zeitemann
Contents
Strategies for improving coffee quality / Price Peterson
The coffee plant and how it is handled / Shawn Steiman
Digging deeper: cultivation and yields / H.C. "Skip" Bittenbender
Coffee as a global system / Peter S. Baker
What does "organic" mean? / Robert W. Thurston
Coffee under threat: the growing problem of the coffee berry borer / Juliana Jaramillo
Culture, agriculture, and nature: shade coffee farms and biodiversity / Robert Rice
A Guatemalan coffee farmer's story: a challenging life in a beautiful, harsh land / Carlos Saenz
Pickers / Robert W. Thurston
Coffee processing: an artisan's perspective / Joan Obra
Women in coffee in Colombia / Olga Cuellar
How a country girl from Arkansas became an importer leading other women in coffee / Phyllis Johnson
The role of nonprofits in coffee / August Burns
Hunger in the coffee lands / Rick Peyser
The "price" of coffee: how the coffee commodity market works / Robert W. Thurston
Appreciating quality: the route to upward mobility for coffee farmers / George Howell
What is specialty coffee? / Shawn Steiman
Where does the money go in the coffee supply chain? / Robert W. Thurston
The global trade in coffee: an overview / Robert W. Thurston
Coffee certification programs / Robert W. Thurston
Direct trade in coffee / Geoff Watts
Fair trade: still a big plus for farmers and workers around the world / Paul Rice
Producer country profiles
Hawaii / Shawn Steiman
India / Sunalini Menon
Indonesia / Jati Misnawi
Colombia / Luis Alberto Cuéllar
Ethiopia / Willem Boot
Vietnam / Robert W. Thurston
Brazil / Carlos H.J. Brando
Supporting coffee farmers' response to market changes / Jeremy Haggar
Consumer country profiles
Introduction to consumer countries / Jonathan Morris
Denmark / Camilla C. Valeur
France / Jonathan Wesley Bell
Italy / Vincenzo Sandalj
United Kingdom / Clare Benfield
Russia / Robert W. Thurston
Ukraine / Sergii Reminny with Jonathan Morris
Japan / Tatsushi Ueshima
Germany / Britta Zeitemann
United States / Robert W. Thurston
Coffee, a condensed history / Jonathan Morris with material from Robert W. Thurston
Coffeehouse formats through the centuries: third places or public spaces? / Jonathan Morris
Why Americans drink coffee: the Boston Tea Party or Brazilian slavery? / Steven Topik and Michelle Craig McDonald
The ecology of taste: robusta coffee and the limits of the specialty revolution / Stuart McCook
The espresso menu: an international history / Jonathan Morris
The competing languages of coffee: signs, narratives, and symbols of American specialty coffee / Kenneth Davids
Coffee quality / Geoff Watts
Why does coffee taste that way?: notes from the field / Shawn Steiman
Coffee quality and assessment / Shawn Steiman
Distinctive drinking: specialty coffee and class in the United States / Jonathan D. Baker
Brewing: dissolving the puzzle / Andrew Hetzel
Roasting: developing flavor in the bean / Colin Smith
Roasting culture / Connie Blumhardt and Jim Fadden
Barista culture / Sarah Allen
Brewing culture / Alf Kramer
Coffee and health
The long debate over coffee and health / Robert W. Thurston
Caffeine: how much is in your cup, and how much is bad for you? / Robert W. Thurston
Recent research on coffee and health / Lawrence W. Jones
Coffee research in Kenya: current status and future perspectives / Elijah K. Gichuru
Genetically modified (transgenic) coffee / Robert W. Thurston
Mechanization / Robert W. Thurston
A life in coffee / Ted Lingle
How to make a great cup of coffee / Robert W. Thurston with Shawn Steiman and Jonathan Morris.

Additional Information
Subjects Coffee industry.
Coffee.
Publisher Lanham, Md. :Rowman & Littlefield,2013
Contributors Thurston, Robert W., editor.
Morris, Jonathan, 1961- editor.
Steiman, Shawn, editor.
Language English
Description xi, 416 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781442214408 (cloth : alk. paper)
1442214406
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