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Best Coffee Book

Jim Dorsch Nov 21, 1998 06:26 AM

I'm looking for a solid coffee primer that provides basic background on roasts, types of beans, methods
of decaffeination, flavor elements, etc. Based on a cruise through Amazon, I'm leaning toward Corby
Kummer's "The Joy of Coffee."

Any opinions from knowledgeable individuals out there?

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    jonathan gold RE: Jim Dorsch Nov 21, 1998 12:04 PM

    Corby's book is pretty solid--most of
    the other references on the market are
    essentially coffee table books (oops),
    though I am partial to the lavishly
    illustrated one Illy put out a few
    years ago.

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