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- 1 - Not recommended for reading.
- 2 - Somewhat engaging, book is just OK.
- 3 - Pretty engaging, good book.
- 4 - Engaging, very good book.
- 5 - Really engaging, excellent book.
The Design of Coffee provides a non-mathematical introduction to chemical engineering, as illustrated by the roasting and brewing of coffee. Hands-on coffee experiments demonstrate key engineering principles, including material balances, chemical kinetics, mass transfer, fluid mechanics, conservation of energy, and colloidal phenomena. The experiments lead to an engineering design competition where contestants strive to make the best tasting coffee using the least amount of energy – a classic engineering optimization problem, but one that is both fun and tasty!
Anybody with access to a sink, electricity, and inexpensive coffee roasting and brewing equipment can do these experiments, either as part of a class or with your friends at home. The Design of Coffee will help you understand how to think like an engineer – and how to make excellent coffee!
* Covers all aspects of making coffee, from green beans to the final brew
* Does not require calculus or college-level chemistry
* Emphasizes the scientific method and introductory data analysis with guided data sheets and lab report questions
* Includes 9 full experiments, each with background on key concepts, overview of necessary equipment, and detailed instructions:
Title: The Design of Coffee: An Engineering Approach
Author: William Ristenpart
Length: 112 Pages
Publication Date: 2015-09-11