Espresso Italiano Tasting (English Edition)
Espresso Italiano Tasting is the manual from the International Institute of Coffee Tasters (Iiac), the association which, since 1993, has scientifically and independently dedicated itself to the sensory analysis of Italian espresso. The new edition of this manual is rooted in the previous manual, a best seller in its field translated into various languages and with tens of thousands of copies sold throughout the world.
Espresso Italiano Tasting presents an exhaustive and precise explanation of the tasting method implemented for evaluating Italian espresso. It discusses the topic from the point of view of sensory psycho-physiology and investigates perception through the action of the senses and the attribution of meaning at the cerebral level. The phases of tasting Italian espresso are therefore described with specific scientific references. Furthermore, the entire coffee supply chain is analysed: from cultivation to processing, from roasting to blending, up to service at the bar with professional machines and grinders.
The International Institute of Coffee Tasters (Iiac) is a non-profit association funded solely by the membership fees paid by its members. Since its foundation in 1993, it has organised hundreds of seminars and license courses for coffee tasters, as well as advanced courses for thousands of professionals throughout the world. It is a technical partner of the Italian Espresso National Institute (Inei) for Certified Italian Espresso and each year it organises International Coffee Tasting, the competition for coffees from all over the world