by Scott Rao
first published 2014
"When I began in the coffee business in 1992, I read every book I could find about coffee. However, after reading all of those books I felt as if I hadn't learned much about how to make great coffee. My coffee library was chock-full of colorful descriptions of brewing styles, growing regions, and recipes, with a few almost-unreadable scientific books mixed in. I would have traded in all of those books for one serious, practical book with relevant information about making great coffee in a cafe. Fourteen years later, I still hadn't found that book, so I decided to write it myself. These books are my attempt to give baristas what I had been missing all of those years."
~ Scott Rao
"Roasting is a tricky business, and learning to roast feels more like trial and error than anything else. Many companies consider their roasting techniques and approaches proprietary, and have traditionally been unwilling to share. I'm actually a believer in proprietary information, and when I found out Scott Rao was going to write a book on coffee roasting this inspired further action for me at work. I had little doubt that this was going to be a book that was going to make coffee, across the whole industry, significantly better. I have not been disappointed.
Writing about roasting chemistry is difficult, and I think Scott has done an impressive job in cutting to the chase and presenting the important stuff in a way that seems real and accessible. While we understand the Chlorogenic acids are important, the whole discussion of them in roasting or brewing̴ often feels abstract here they do not."
~ James Hoffmann, author of The World Atlas of Coffee
AN ENTIRELY NEW WAY TO MAKE COFFEE.Water and grounds are mixed together for ten seconds.Gentle air pressure pushes the mixed water and grounds through a microfilter in 20 seconds.
A total brewing time of around 30 seconds produces an exceptionally smooth and rich flavor.
WHY DOES AEROPRESS COFFEE TASTE SO GOOD?Total immersion in a rapid yet robust extraction of flavor.Total immersion allows for extraction at a moderate temperature, resulting in a smoother brew.
Hario Mini Mill Manual Coffee Grinder :
The body is made out of plastic and its compact design makes the grinder perfect for travellers or mountain climbers to fit in the backpack. Adjustable, quick and consistent.
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Buy the Ascaso Basic One today and get $30 in coffee credits, available as three $10 credits.
Coffee credits are as good as cash if you're a coffee lover - use one per order for any coffee beans in 1/2 lb or 1 lb sizes. These credits never expire.
INCLUDES 1 SUPERCREAM SINGLE FILTER BASKET
Discover the epitome of pared down espresso making elegance with the Basic One model by Ascaso. Probably the best machine for espresso on a budget.
Housed within the sleek lines of high-quality ABS plastic in black, the Ascaso Basic One boasts a brass boiler and brew head of the sort more commonly found in machines twice this price or more. The top-rate interior is enhanced by a commercial style 57 mm chrome-plated brass portafilter to ensure shot consistency. For maximum enjoyment, invest in a quality burr grinder to ensure an even finer espresso.
Made in Barcelona.
Power: 900 watts - 110 volts / 16 bar pump
Size: 21 cm (L) x 31 cm (H) x 29 cm (D)
Weight: 7 kg
Capacity: 2.0 L water tank
Portafilter: Brass, 57mm
* Blind filter disc for backflushing
* Plastic tamper
* Single non pressurized portafilter basket
* Double non pressurized portafilter basket
* Coffee scoop
Warranty: 12-month parts and labor included through us: Green Beanery, located in Toronto.View full product details
This classic hand mixer is your ideal kitchen helper for every day. It quickly and easily lends a hand with all your smaller kitchen tasks like whipping cream and beating egg whites, mixing cake batter or whipping up a mayo in no time.Includes 2 stainless steel attachments:2 whisks to blend, mix and puree: whipping cream, beating egg whites and blending cocktail sauces;2 kneading hooks to knead cake batters, bread or pizza doughs
Dimensions: 7" W x 3.875" D x 6.25" H; Its 5 speeds are just right for anything from blending a simple sauce to kneading bread dough; Handy in use and space efficient in your kitchen cabinet; The hand mixer stands on slip-proof silicone feetView full product details
Ask any chef about their most treasured kitchen tools and they don't even blink before they answer. The answer is always the same - knives. Most chefs have their own knife set and it might be wise not to get caught touching it. Chefs don't share knives even if they're usually reasonably nice people. Knives are strictly personal. Well, all right then, you'll have to get your own. This is where our Bistro Ceramic Knife line comes in. Ceramic Knives are a dream come true. Tomatoes part miraculously, boneless meat falls apart, and cutting up fruit and vegetables become a joy instead of a chore. In this regard you might say, good knives are key to a healthier lifestyle.
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