– An excellent resource on all aspects of coffee production and preparation, with the information on the latest coffee trends- Includes business plans for the first steps in exploring the professional coffee worldIn this well-illustrated book, coffee expert Katrien Pauwels leads a tour through the global coffee landscape. Coffee producers, coffee professionals, and seasoned coffee lovers will find interesting information in this book which explains the work that precedes our daily cup of coffee. Her expertise as a specialty coffee roaster based in Belgium enables her to speak knowledgably about the many different aspects of the coffee experience, from growing different types of beans and the influence of roasting on taste, to choosing the coffee that suits you best and the right way to make it. From her wealth of experience, she offers insights into doing business in the coffee world, and includes business plans and testimonies from the best coffee roasters in the world. The book closes with a discussion about the booming business of alternatives to milk, coffee travel, and references notable coffee bars all over the world.