Everything But Espresso
Scott Rao explains the science behind brewing and provides an easy step by step guide for all non-espresso brewing methods.
While there are a huge variety of opinions about the best method for brewing syphon coffee, there’s little scientific backing. That is, until now!
Scott Rao’s first book ‘The Professional Barista’s Handbook’ is considered the coffee bible for espresso. In Everything but Espresso, Scott explains the science behind brewing and provides an easy step by step guide for all non-espresso brewing methods, including plunger (French press), syphon, Clever Coffee Dripper and more.
When I began in the coffee business in 1992, I read every book I could find about coffee. After reading all of those books, however, I felt as if I hadn’t learned much about how to make great coffee. My coffee library was chock-full of colorful descriptions of brewing styles, growing regions, and recipes, with a few almost-unreadable scientific books mixed in. I would have traded in all of those books for one serious, practical book with relevant information about making great coffee in a cafe.
Fourteen years later, I still hadn’t found that book, so I decided to write it myself. These two books are my attempt to give baristas what I had been missing all of those years.