The Ultimate Connoisseur Coffee Guide
This detailed and comprehensive Coffee Guide is for premium gourmet coffee connoisseurs, professional baristas, coffee cuppers, and lovers of espresso!
Enjoy the Finest Gourmet Coffees of the World
Try coffees from the Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Jamaica, Bali, and Zimbabwe. Sample some: Panama Geisha, Indonesia Sumatra, Guatemala Antigua, Jamaica Blue Mountain, Sulawesi Toraja, Sumatra Mandheling and Ethiopian Harrar Longberry, Tanzania Peaberry, Yemen Mocha Mattari, and many many more!
You can also explore the world of Organic Coffees and Fair Trade Coffees. Try some Bird Friendly Coffees and Shade-Grown Coffees. Perhaps you prefer decaffeinated coffee or instant coffee or you want to read up about the many different gourmet coffee plant varietals.
Coffee Guide to Coffee Characteristics
In our All About Coffee section you can learn about Coffee Tasting and Flavor Profile including coffee tasting terms that describe coffee's flavors, aromas, body (mouthfeel), acidity, bitterness, sweetness, and finish/aftertaste and the tastes that develop in the roast.
Read about each gourmet coffee's flavor profile – from deep and full-bodied. Also learn about harvesting abd processing coffee as well as fermentation, drying, milling, hulling/husking, polishing, aging, sorting, grading, roasting, packaging, storing, grinding, and brewing for both premium gourmet coffee and fine espresso.
Coffee Guide for Baristas
You can also learn how to stage your own coffee cupping just like a professional coffee cupper!
Coffee Guide to Coffee Brewing
Coffee makers and espresso machines are covered, as are coffee grinders and coffee roasters as well as the process of home roasting coffee. Our goal is to help you brew very best espresso and coffee. The world's major coffee associations, organizations, and boards are explained as are the world's top coffee companies as well as organic and Fair Trade organizations. We also review all the top coffee websites.
Coffee Guide to Coffee Processing
Some other topics covered in this Coffee Guide include coffee processing methods, coffee roast profiles, coffee plants, the coffee cherry, and gourmet coffee beans, harvesting, grading, grinding and packaging of coffee.
Includes is information about storing coffee and brewing coffee as well as general information about the coffee beverage as well as espresso drink recipes. A special section provides a How to make a Latte which includes tips on Pulling A Perfect Espresso Shot.
Coffee Guide to Coffee Makers
From Single Serve Coffee Makers to Automatic Drip Coffee Makers to Pod Coffee Makers brew, Coffee Pods, Coffee K-Cups and also T-Discs, this Coffee Guide includes all types of brewing. Of course French Press is also covered.
Coffee Guide to Espresso Coffee
We help you create the perfect Espresso Crema and help you achieve the proper Technical Specifications when you Pull a Perfect Espresso Shot including properly preparing the tamped coffee grounds to extract the coffee's best flavors into a concentrated shot of espresso.
Coffee Guide to Espresso Machines
All of the major types of espresso machines are covered in this Coffee Guide including Pump-Driven Espresso Machines, Steam-Driven Espresso Machines, Piston-Driven Espresso Machines, and even Air-Pump Espresso Machines.
All categories of espresso machines are also discussed including home espresso machines (consumer espresso machines), commercial espresso machines, prosumer espresso machines,pod espresso machines and super automatic espresso machines.
We also discuss the part of the machine including the portafilter which holds the roasted and ground coffee during the brewing of the espresso. Also covered are coffee K-Cups and Easy Serving Espresso Pods as well as other single serve brewing systems.
Coffee Guide to Coffee Grinders
Coffee grinders fall into two major categories: burr coffee grinders and blade coffee grinders, with burr grinders generally preferred for gourmet coffee since they produce a more consistent coffee grind size as they move a grinding wheel against a stationary surface. The best type of conconical grinders are Conical Burr Grinders which are preferable to wheel burr grinders due to their slower rotation speed and their ability to handle oily coffee beans and flavored coffees.
Coffee Guide to Fair Trade and Organic Coffees
Fair Trade Coffees and Organic Coffees are extensively covered in this Coffee Guide as well as Bird Friendly Coffee and Shade-Grown Coffee, all helping to preserve native forests as well as native birds. Included are the Ten Standards of Fair Trade Coffee and information about Certified Organic Coffee as well as USDA Certified Organic Coffee.
Coffee Guide to Decaffeinated Coffee
We also provide comprehensive information about decaffeinated coffee including the Direct Contact Method, Indirect Contact Method, the Carbon Dioxide Method, and the Swiss Water Process Method of Decaffeination.