Coffee: Growing, Processing, Sustainable Production

Coffee: Growing, Processing, Sustainable Production : A Guidebook for Growers, Processors, Traders and Researchers


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An outstanding and currently the only comprehensive handbook for the coffee-professional. 40 authors from the leading coffee-growing countries present the most recent technologies applied to coffee husbandry. The book features 900 carefully selected illustrations, 300 of these in full color, which substantiate the written text. The handbook provides basic guidelines and recommendations which are applicable everywhere rather than referring to any specific country. Added to this, the reader will find numerous data tables and an overview of relevant information sources.

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  • Paperback | 1040 pages
  • 172 x 242 x 46mm | 1,900.54g
  • Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
  • Weinheim, Germany
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • colour illustrations, colour tables, figures
  • 3527332537
  • 9783527332533
  • 232,980

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Coffee is, after wheat and sugar, the third most important food commodity - A business worth over 17 billion USD per year and employing some 125 million people worldwide. Written by the leading experts in the trade and endorsed by both the International Coffee Organisation and the Specialty Coffee Organization of America, this is the single most comprehensive, practice-oriented guidebook for coffee professionals, covering the entire value chain from grower to roaster. Following on the success of its predecessor, this second edition now features the impact of coffee production on the environment, the botany, genetics and genomics of coffee and bean quality assessment. On 1,000 pages divided into three distinct parts, forty authors from the leading coffee-growing nations present the latest technologies applied to coffee husbandry, covering methods of coffee cultivation, harvesting, processing, storage, and economics. This scientific handbook is unique in incorporating recent research on the coffee plant, its pests and diseases, biotechnological methods for improving breeds as well as updated primary processing. Last but not least, with more than 800 carefully selected, mainly color illustrations, 160 tables and a 100-page appendix packed with data, this is a universally reliable manual, providing basic guidelines and recommendations for coffee producers, traders and researchers everywhere.

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About Jean Nicolas Wintgens

Jean-Nicolas Wintgens, a Belgian-born agronomist, has worked troughout the coffee belt of Africa, South and Central America, and Asia. Before his retirement, he held the post of world-wide advisor for coffee and cocoa production and supply at Nestle, based in Vevey (Switzerland). He is currently a frequent traveler between Mexico and Switzerland, doing consultancy work, mostly on coffee. He received two awards: - PANAMANIAN award Condecoracion de la "Orden de Manuel Amador Guerrero" con el grado de gran Comendador - 31.Mayo 1979. Decorated in appreciation of special services to the country in the field of agriculture. - French award: L'ETOILE DU BIEN ET DU MERITE Mars 2009. Pour actions humanitaires rendues en Afrique (Zaire) au cours de la rebellion 1964-65. Rare distinction honorifique, symbole de la reconnaissance pour les actions civiques et sociales, le devouement benevole, se veut d'etre un temoignage de gratitude pour les actions exemplaires.

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