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  • QA 111
    Question:
    Where to find technical information on the roasting and chemistry of coffee?
    Background:
    I need technical information on the subject of roasting as well as of the coffee chemistry.
    Asked by:
    Roaster - Cuba
     
    Answer:

    Literature on these subjects is available in both English and Spanish although it appears that in-depth publications in English are more numerous, possibly because the modern coffee roasting industry developed mostly in Europe and the United States.

    The following publications and Internet links may provide what you are looking for. Of course there are more references to coffee on the Internet and you may be able to find more material by using one of the Web search engines. What follows below is merely a sample.

    English 

    Coffee Technology, book by Michael Sivetz and Norman Desrosier, AVI Publishing Co, Westport, Connecticut.  1979. ISBN 0870552694

    Coffee Technology, book by R J Clarke and R Macrae, Elsevier Applied Science, London and New York. 1987. ISBN 1-85166-034-8

    Sensory Evaluation of Coffee, Extensive Report by Technical Unit, International Coffee Organization, London. 1991. ISBN 0-905461-09-6

    Espresso Roasting, book by Andrea Illy and Rinantonio Viani, Academic Press, San Diego, California. 1995. ISBN 0-12-370670-X

    http://www.teaandcoffee.net/0806/coffee.htm: Article "The essence of Coffee Roasting" in Tea and Coffee Magazine by Dr. Terry Mabbett.

    http://www.teaandcoffee.net/0206/coffee.htm: Article "Optimize your Roast" in Tea and Coffee Magazine by Dr. Terry Mabbett.

    http://www.teaandcoffee.net/0706/special.htm: Article "The flavor of Roasted Coffee" in Tea and Coffee Magazine by Dolf De Rovira.

    Spanish 

    EL TOSTADO DEL CAFÉ (PARTE Iª)
    http://www.deledist.com/el%20tostado%20del%20cafe%20i.html 

    EL TOSTADO DEL CAFÉ (PARTE IIª)
    http://www.deledist.com/el%20tostado%20del%20cafe%20ii.html 

    EL TOSTADO DEL CAFÉ (PARTE IIIª)
    http://www.deledist.com/el%20tostado%20del%20cafe%20iii.html 

    Caracterización Física Y Química De Los Frutos Del Café *
    http://www.cedeco.or.cr/documentos/Caracterizacion%20del%20cafe.pdf 

    * This entry does not relate to roasted coffee as such but is of interest.

    Posted 23 August 2006

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