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The Coffee Cupper's Handbook (Digital Version)

The Coffee Cupper's Handbook (Digital Version)


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Help yourself navigate the complex and mysterious world of coffee flavors. The Coffee Cupper's Handbook is an essential tool when learning the subtle differences between the many components that give each cup of coffee its own distinct and signature flavor. 

Unravel the mystery

Author Ted R. Lingle takes you through the artful science that is coffee cupping. Lingle guides the reader through technical terminology, as well as the nuanced sensory experience of sampling coffee flavors. Lingle covers everything including olfaction, gustation, and mouthfeel in this comprehensive instructional guide. The Coffee Cuppers' Handbook is an asset to those who wish to expand their knowledge of coffee cupping.

Excerpt from The Coffee Cuppers' Handbook:

Although scientific knowledge about coffee has advanced during the past 25 years, much about coffee's flavor still remains a mystery. Coffee's distinctive flavor is certainly the principal reason for its high acceptibility and enjoyment throughout the world. The difficulty in establishing the nature of this unique and popular flavor has both intrigued and frustrated flavor chemists for a long time.