Recommended books on espresso and barista techniques

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hartwell
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#1: Post by hartwell »

I just read Schomer book Espresso Coffee professional Techniques. (Very good book) But what is out there for the Home Barista?

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#2: Post by r-gordon-7 »

Frankly, though I understand and appreciate the tactile joy of holding and reading a book, it's hard to imagine that there's any book for the home barista that would come anywhere close to containing the wealth of information available right here, whether just browsing or more pointedly using the "search" routine.

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another_jim
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#3: Post by another_jim »

Schomer's book is about his way of making espresso. He touts this as the only way; and every claim he makes supporting this exclusivity is either false or severely distorted. Scott Rao's book is much more up to date and balanced; and far less redolent of ego.
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#4: Post by eastpresso »

There have been a lot of positive comments about Scott Rao's book (just ordered a copy myself):

http://www.professionalbaristashandbook ... t-rao.html

Luca mentions some more in his blog, take a look here:

http://www.pourquality.blogspot.com/

edit: Good morning Jim :mrgreen: Beat me to it :wink:

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#5: Post by noizy »

Ordered Scott's book as well. Can't wait to read it.

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#6: Post by caffeinatedjen »

I asked for the Scott Rao book for x-mas, my husband got me the Amy Sedaris book instead- :evil:
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#7: Post by RapidCoffee »

Could be worse. He could have gotten you a David Sedaris book instead. :twisted:
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#8: Post by Sakae »

noizy wrote:Ordered Scott's book as well. Can't wait to read it.
"Me too". I bought Schomer, Illy (what a book), and this week I exchanged several e-mails with Scott. He seems genuinely pleasant fellow (on the e-mail system). Getting his book as well.

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cafeina
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#9: Post by cafeina »

I was looking for a book that summarized the process of making espresso
and came across this.

This is more of a training manual but it's one of the few (if only) I've
seen available as a PDF download. It's from Gimme Coffee which is from my old
home town (Ithaca NY).

http://www.gimmecoffee.com/features/lea ... stamanual/

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#10: Post by TimEggers »

I also recommend Scott's book, its a good, succinct read about espresso and really does apply to home espresso. That said, in my experience (and yours may vary), home espresso just takes time and tasting practice.
Tim Eggers

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