The Specialty Coffee Association of America just released a volume of super nerdy and extra awesome coffee science stuff. We love it!
The book includes an extensive glossary of coffee and coffee science terms, as well as some cool charts and beautiful illustrations.
From the press release:
The Coffee Biology Glossary Handbook is an essential tool to better understanding the language of biology as it pertains to the science behind great coffee. Initially developed to accompany a series on coffee genetics for the 2013 SCAA Symposium, curated by science manager Emma Bladyka, it has now become a solid primer on coffee biology, a reference to make it easier to engage with the science that underpins the entire coffee trade.
In this 27 page handbook, Emma provides an in-depth reference guide for all coffee professionals looking to deepen their understanding of the science behind coffee through the terminology used to describe it.
You can buy a digital copy of the book at www.scaa.org/store for $27.99 or $17.99 (member price).