Rocket science is complicated, coffee doesn't have to be! With information presented in an easy, illustrated style, and chock-full of the fool-proof and reliable knowledge of a seasoned barista, Coffee Isn't Rocket Science is the guide you always wished existed. From how coffee beans are grown, harvested and turned into coffee, the history and flavor profiles of beans from every country, to making pour-overs, iced coffee, and latte art, to the cultural practices of drinking coffee around the world, this book explains it all in the simplest way possible. All information is illustrated in charming and informative four-color drawings that explain concepts at a glance.
"Coffee may not be rocket science, but despite the title, even a quick spin through this highly detailed volume suggests it might come close.... A coffee lover is sure to find plenty that's useful in this illustrated book, which is mostly about making the beverage properly."--The New York Times
About the Author
Sebastien Racineux (Author) Sebastien Racineux is an engineering professor and barista. He founded the brewing technology "Espressologie." He has won many coffee competitions including the 2012 and 2014 Brewers Cup. He likes his Ethiopian coffee mid-morning. With Chung-Leng Tran he recently opened L'Hexagone Cafe in Paris, where he also lives.
Chung-Leng Tran (Author) Chung-Leng Tran is a photographer turned barista. He won the France Brewers Cup in 2012. He likes an Ethiopian or Kenyon pour-over coffee in the morning and an espresso after lunch. He lives in Paris.
Yannis Varoutsikos (Illustrator) Yannis Varoutsikos is an illustrator and graphic designer. He is artistic director at Woll Beer and founder of the website Good Manners, which sells bags and accessories for men. His favorite coffee is a cafe burundi with his grandmother. He lives in France.