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Coffee: It's not rocket science: A quick & easy guide to brewing, serving, roasting & tasting coffee

Sebastien Racineux Chung-Leng Tran



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12 November 2019
Non-alcoholic beverages
Packed with more coffee knowledge than your local roaster and faithful barista combined, this fun, cleverly illustrated, highly informative guide presents a whole new way to understand and enjoy all types of coffee. Perfect for the coffee novice, it's also chock-full of expert information that even the most seasoned coffee lover will find useful and interesting.


- Profiles of 22 countries that harvest coffee and their multitude of beans.

- Information on the evolution of the coffee bean from the farmer to the roaster and finally to the barista.

- How to properly grind beans for a variety of brews and coffee makers in order to achieve the best-tasting drink.

- How to choose which type of coffee machine is right for you.

- How to distinguish the aroma, body and flavour in every sip.

- Lessons in latte art ...and so much more.
By:   Sebastien Racineux, Chung-Leng Tran
Imprint:   Hamlyn
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 242mm,  Width: 196mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   740g
ISBN:   9780600636427
ISBN 10:   0600636429
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   12 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sebastien Racineux is a science teacher and barista trainer. He founded the organisation 'Espressologie' in 2011 and was runner-up in the 2012 French Brewers Cup competition. Chung-Leng Tran is a photographer and barista. He was the French Brewers Cup champion in 2012. In 2015 Sebastien and Chung-Leng joined forces to open their roastery and coffee shop, Hexagon Cafe, in Paris, where they both live. 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. Yannis lives in France.

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