The Professional Barista's Handbook by Scott Rao
The most authoritative and comprehensive barista guide for coffee preparation available.
We at Common Man Coffee Roasters have seen barista guides come and go, and while some were better than others none have ever quite hit the mark. Until now. Never have we seen a barista guide to coffee preparation and barista techniques as authoritative and comprehensive as the Professional Barista’s Handbook written by Scott Rao. He has distilled his years of experience into this extensive guide that is of pure benefit to the reader.
Traditionally these books have been compiled by a selection of industry professionals put together with little or no thought by a publisher, often with the aim of capitalising on the hole in the market and without a deep seated understanding of the industry. Scott, on the other hand, is a self-published industry professional. The Professional Barista’s Handbook contains everything you need to know, from basic fundamentals through to more developed practices such as the Stockfleth technique.