Everything but Espresso by Scott Rao. For folks who prefer the virtues of traditional coffee over espresso, this authoritative guide delves into the individual components of crafting a world-class cup of coffee including temperature, extraction rate, water chemistry, grind size, filters, fines and more. Profusely illustrated with photographs and user-friendly charts, Everything but Espresso also delves into individual brew methods including French Press, Vacuum Pot, Pourover, Auto Drip and immersion-style coffee.
By the way, that’s a coffee siphon on the cover. Ever used one? And what exactly do you know about how grind levels affect the quality of your morning cup? You need this book!