Coffee: Growing, Processing, Sustainable Production edited by Jean Nicolas Wintgens

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Coffee: Growing, Processing, Sustainable Production
edited by
Jean Nicolas Wintgens

Information from the publisher:

A guide for growers, processors, traders, and researchers.

Coffee professionals around the world will find the specific information they need in this lavishly illustrated and practical work designed to answer all their questions about the coffee plant and how it is grown, harvested, processed and refined.

Specialists and experienced professionals were consulted and some 40 renowned international experts have contributed their specific knowledge and expertise to this comprehensive handbook, covering such topics as:

* Growing
* Pests, diseases, and their control
* Harvesting and processing
* Storage, shipment, quality
* The latest economical and technological aspects

In addition, special indexes demystify such confusing data as information sources, conversion tables and other technicalities. With its 40 chapters, over 600 pages and 900 superb illustrations, this is a universally reliable manual, providing basic guidelines and recommendations applicable everywhere, and not geared to any specific country.


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Table of Contents

Part 1: Growing

* The coffee plant
* Botany & genetics of coffee
* Coffee selection and breeding
* Coffee propagation
* Biotechnology applied to coffee
* Environmental factors suitable for coffee cultivation
* Establishing a coffee plantation
* Crop maintenance
* Vermicomposting in coffee cultivation
* Organic coffee
* Frost in coffee crops
* Importance of O.M and biological fertility in coffee soils
* Sustainable coffee production
* Shade Management and its effect on coffee growth and quality
* Diversification and transition of coffee systems

Part 2: Pests and Diseases

* Coffee pests in Africa
* Major pests of coffee in Asia & Pacific Region
* Nematodes in coffee
* Coffee Diseases
* Viral diseases in coffee
* Resistance to Coffee Leaf Rust and Coffee Berry Disease
* Spraying equipment for coffee
* Quarantine for coffee

Part 3: Harvesting and Processing

* Yield estimation & harvest periods
* Harvesting and green coffee processing
* Ecological processing and use of coffee waste

Part 4: Storage, Shipment, Quality

* Green coffee storage
* Shipment of green coffee
* Green coffee bean classification
* Green coffee defects
* Factors influencing the quality of green coffee
* Coffee bean quality

Part 5: Economics

* Economical aspects in coffee production

Part 6: Data and Information

* Units & Conversion tables
* Infomation Source
* Data on coffee

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