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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting And Running A Coffeebar by Susan Gilbert, W. Eric Martin, Linda Formichelli

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Chapter 12
Complete Coffee Compendium
In This Chapter
  • ◆What’s in a bean?
  • ◆How to dress a bean for dinner: roasting, decaffeinating, flavoring
  • ◆How to store coffee
  • ◆Brewing the perfect pot
 
Planning your décor and hiring friendly employees are essential to the future success of your coffee bar, but let’s face it: what’s going to draw customers through the door—and more importantly, keep them coming back—is the smell and taste of coffee. If you can convince them to hand over their cow, um, cash for a handful of beans, you’ll have customers for life.
Sounds simple? If only it were that easy! You have dozens, if not hundreds, of different types of coffee to choose from, each with its own flavor, aroma, and body. Don’t worry, though. By the end of this chapter, ...

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