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Coffee: Growing, Processing, Sustainable Production: A Guidebook for Growers, Processors, Traders and Researchers

Handbook / Manual

By: Jean Nicolas Wintgens(Editor)

983 pages, colour photos, b/w illustrations, colour tables

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Jun 2012 | Edition: 2 | #201615 | ISBN-13: 9783527332533
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NHBS Price: £84.99 $112/€97 approx

About this book

An outstanding and currently the only comprehensive handbook for the coffee-professional. 40 authors from the leading coffee-growing countries present the most recent technologies applied to coffee husbandry. Coffee: Growing, Processing, Sustainable Production features 900 carefully selected illustrations, 300 of these in full color, which substantiate the written text. The handbook provides basic guidelines and recommendations which are applicable everywhere rather than referring to any specific country. Added to this, the reader will find numerous data tables and an overview of relevant information sources.


Part I: Growing
- The Coffee Plant
- Botany, Genetics and Genomics of Coffee
- Coffee Selection and Breeding
- Coffee Propagation
- Biotechnologies 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: Frost Characteristics, Damaging Effects on Coffee and Alleviation Options
- Importance of Organic Matter and Biological Fertility in Coffee Soils
- Sustainable Coffee Production
- Shade Management and its Effect on Coffee Growth and Quality

Part II: Pests & Diseases
- Coffee Pests in Africa
- Major Pests of Coffee in the 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 III: Harvesting & Processing
- Yield Estimation and Harvest Period
- Harvesting and Green Coffee Processing
- Ecological Processing of Coffee and Use of Byproducts

Part IV: Storage, Shipment, Quality
- Green Coffee Storage
- Shipment of Green Coffee
- Green Coffee Defects
- Factors Influencing the Quality of Green Coffee
- Coffee Bean Quality Assessment

Part V: Economics
- Economic Aspects of Coffee Production
- Technology Transfer

Part VI: Data & Information
- Units and Conversion Tables
- Information Sources
- Data on Coffee
- Acronyms and Terms used in Coffee Production

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Jean-Nicolas Wintgens, a Belgian-born agronomist, has worked troughout the coffee belt of Africa, South and Central America, and Asia. Before his retirement, he held the post of world-wide advisor for coffee and cocoa production and supply at Nestle, based in Vevey (Switzerland). He is currently a frequent traveler between Mexico and Switzerland, doing consultancy work, mostly on coffee.

He received two awards:
- Panamanian award Condecoracion de la "Orden de Manuel Amador Guerrero" con el grado de gran Comendador - 31.Mayo 1979. Decorated in appreciation of special services to the country in the field of agriculture.
- French award: L'etoile du Bien et du Merité Mars 2009. Pour actions humanitaires rendues en Afrique (Zaire) au cours de la rebellion 1964-65. Rare distinction honorifique, symbole de la reconnaissance pour les actions civiques et sociales, le devouement benevole, se veut d'etre un temoignage de gratitude pour les actions exemplaires.

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