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The Professional Barista’s Handbook has ratings and 13 reviews. Brian said: Having done my undergraduate education at the University of Massachusetts. Never have we seen a barista guide to coffee preparation and barista techniques as authoritative and comprehensive as the Professional Barista’s Handbook. The Professional Barista’s Handbook is a comprehensive resource guide covering the ins-and-outs of espresso, coffee and tea preparation. Free shipping and.

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The Professional Barista’s Handbook by Scott Rao

I am like a sponge and handblok — for the future!! Nov 19, Brian rated it really liked it. Oh yeah and the last chapter you can just rip out because bairstas all about tea. Want to Read saving…. Thom Kiefer rated it really liked it Aug 10, We at Five Senses have seen barista guides come and go, and while some were better than others none have ever quite proffssional the mark. I would say in Italy it depends basically on the coffee you use, I mean on the coffee blend you serve. Everything written by Scott Rao is worth reading.

I certainly understand the rationale of putting espresso first – I am sure most serious baristas consider themselves purveyors of espre I am not a professional barista, though I have worked in coffee shops.

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I have found it to be enlightening and very useful, especially since I always professonal knowing the reason why something has to be done a certain way. This i beleive is why we love coffee so much. The great thing about this book is that Rao lays out the science and application logically and gradually – so that profeszional the time you’ve read the first half of the book you’re hopefully wondering things that he will dutifully explain in the last half.


He said it’s okay. Evan Johnson rated it it was amazing Jul 12, Return to Book Page.

The Professional Barista’s Handbook

Basically, I appreciate his attention to prefacing information, presenting a variety of methods and following through with recommended application based on cafe environment. The book gives you pprofessional good understanding about what is happening when coffee is extracting and which things affect the process. I am probably going to get in trouble for that sentence!

Apr 19, Bruno galati added bariztas Recommends it for: There’s a good bit of science in the book as well, which is easy to skip over and still not miss any of the good stuff, if you’re so inclined. Mijn eerste koffieboek, en dan nog een boek dat heel hoog stond aangeschreven in de koffie-community.

Technically dense but quite the comprehensive reference. Katie rated it it was amazing Jun 18, This book is my attempt to give it to them. Jun 01, Matt rated it it was amazing. As for the different temperature, I agree with you it does not depend on the dose. You may find that you prefer one of the many excellent books for home brewers of coffee and espresso.

It would professipnal been cool to have had this book some years ago when I started into coffee. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Professional Barista’s Handbook 4. Hardcover99 pages.


I remember quite clearly reading it the first time and jumping straight on the machine excited by what I had learned. It succeeds in being well written, clear and concise and Scott has chosen his battles wisely. What should my next step be?

In coffee answers are hard to come abristas, and suddenly there was a book with lots.

Nonetheless, drip coffee has fewer variables to consider, and I felt that once I understood those, I was able to re-read and understand his chapters on espresso. I certainly understand the rationale of putting espresso first – I am sure most serious baristas consider themselves purveyors of espresso.

Upon selling his second business, Scott began writing books about coffee making in the hopes of helping roasters and baristas become more educated and systematic in their approach professiional coffee.

Trivia About The Professional We bandbook thinking of going to one of their courses as well in september, are they worthwhile in your humble opinion?

Lists with This Book. For example he correlates 7g brew recipes with lower brew temps, and higher doses needing higher brew temps due to the increased amount of coffee that absords heat itself.

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