The Physics of Filter Coffee

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The Physics of Filter Coffee by astrophysicist Jonathan Gagné is perhaps the most significant book ever written on the science of coffee brewing. In the book Jonathan discusses the physics of percolation, extraction, and grinding, as well as water chemistry. He takes the reader down such rabbit holes as pouring-kettle design, optimizing turbulence while pouring, the impact of fines on percolation, the physics of paper filters, and the geometry of various brewers. He also presents some original ideas about coffee brewing and backs it all up with reams of facts and data.

The most wonderful thing about The Physics of Filter Coffee is not the impressive depth of the science, but the practical lessons Jonathan draws from the science. Unlike, say, Illy's Espresso: the Science of Quality, an impressive treatise on the science of espresso, The Physics of Filter Coffee offers an abundance of practical recommendations derived from science, data, and experimentation. Any barista who reads this book will immediately have new tools to make better coffee.


The Physics of Filter Coffee de l'astrophysicien Jonathan Gagné est peut-être le livre le plus important jamais écrit sur la science de l'infusion du café. Dans le livre, Jonathan discute de la physique de la percolation, de l'extraction et du broyage, ainsi que de la chimie de l'eau. Il emmène le lecteur dans des terriers de lapin tels que la conception de la cuve de coulée, l'optimisation de la turbulence lors de la coulée, l'impact des fines sur la percolation, la physique des filtres en papier et la géométrie de divers brasseurs. Il présente également quelques idées originales sur la préparation du café et étaye le tout avec des tonnes de faits et de données.

La chose la plus merveilleuse à propos de The Physics of Filter Coffee n'est pas la profondeur impressionnante de la science, mais les leçons pratiques que Jonathan tire de la science. Contrairement, disons, à Illy's Espresso: the Science of Quality, un traité impressionnant sur la science de l'espresso, The Physics of Filter Coffee offre une abondance de recommandations pratiques dérivées de la science, des données et de l'expérimentation. Tout barista qui lit ce livre aura immédiatement de nouveaux outils pour faire un meilleur café.

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