"Everything But Espresso"

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"Everything But Espresso"

Postby Andy Schecter on Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:46 pm


So has anyone else besides Mike White, Scott Rao and me read Scott's new book?

What I think is pretty unique in this book is that Scott gives very detailed instructions for getting the best extraction from a number of different brew methods. Often times people develop their personal techniques based on their own taste, but Scott's methods seem like a good starting point -- or at least a good point of comparison.

I also think he emphasizes some interesting points about the function of agitation, the relationship between flavor clarity and body, and what the shape of your spent coffee bed says about your coffee (and you!)

Also, comment for Robert: this book is so sex-say, no one will think less of you if you take it back to your room. :)
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Re: "Everything But Espresso"

Postby Jim Saborio on Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:27 pm

We are loving it at Comet... it's very relevant to what we are doing. A lot of food for thought.

Thanks Scott!

...aaannndd the Starbucks down the street just got a Clover
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Re: "Everything But Espresso"

Postby Phil Proteau on Sun May 02, 2010 8:00 am

Hmmm, I am always studying, talking about, and trying to get others to examine their spent coffee grounds. I have always believed there is much to be learned from them (nothing about your future though, sorry). Now I'm rather curious about the book.
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Re: "Everything But Espresso"

Postby Edwin Martinez on Sun May 02, 2010 1:16 pm

I have!

Scott stopped by our roustabout booth at scaa and I had to buy a book off him on the spot.

I think Scott could have easily put much more information and I love the fact that he didn't. Clear, specific, concise. I think many of us can learn from this to make and keep good coffee approachable.
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Re: "Everything But Espresso"

Postby theotherone on Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:29 pm

I agree with Edwin. Very specific and to the point, and with fancy charts and graphs! I highly recommend checking out the section on brew parameters for automatic drip machines. It freatly improved my understanding of how to program them properly.
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