The Professional Barista’s Handbook by Scott Rao


The Professional Barista's Handbook by Scott Rao is the ultimate guide for anyone looking to excel in the world of coffee-making. Whether you're a seasoned barista or just starting out, this book offers practical advice and insights that will help you brew the perfect cup of coffee every time.

With over 200 pages of expert guidance, The Professional Barista's Handbook covers everything from the basics of coffee extraction to advanced techniques for latte art and milk steaming. You'll learn about the different types of coffee beans, how to roast them, and how to properly grind and brew them for maximum flavour and aroma.

The book also delves into the science behind coffee, explaining the chemistry of coffee extraction and how to manipulate variables such as water temperature and pressure to achieve the perfect cup. Additionally, it offers practical advice on maintaining equipment, managing inventory, and creating a successful coffee program.

Whether you're a barista looking to improve your skills or a coffee enthusiast looking to learn more about the art of coffee-making, The Professional Barista's Handbook is an invaluable resource that will help you take your coffee game to the next level. With its clear and concise writing style and wealth of information, it's the ultimate guide for anyone who wants to brew the perfect cup of coffee every time.

From Scott Rao: "When I began in the coffee business in 1993, I had 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 instruction about making great coffee in a café. After being in the coffee business for 15 years, I decided someone needed to write that book, so I wrote The Professional Barista’s Handbook."