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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. The book 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.
About the Author
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 M?RITE Mars 2009. Pour actions humanitaires rendues en Afrique (Za?re) au cours de la r?bellion 1964-65. Rare distinction honorifique, symbole de la reconnaissance pour les actions civiques et sociales, le d?vouement b?n?vole, se veut d'?tre un t?moignage de gratitude pour les actions exemplaires.