Part I: Growing The Coffee Plant Botany, Genetics and Genomics of Coffee Coffee Selection and Breeding Coffee Propagation Biotechnologies Applied to Coffee Environmental Factors Suitable for Coffee Cultivation Establishing a Coffee Plantation Crop Maintenance Vermicomposting in Coffee Cultivation Organic Coffee Frost in Coffee Crops: Frost Characteristics, Damaging Effects on Coffee and Alleviation Options Importance of Organic Matter and Biological Fertility in Coffee Soils Sustainable Coffee Production Shade Management and its Effect on Coffee Growth and Quality Part II: Pests & Diseases Coffee Pests in Africa Major Pests of Coffee in the Asia-Pacific Region Nematodes in Coffee Coffee Diseases Viral Diseases in Coffee Resistance to Coffee Leaf Rust and Coffee Berry Disease Spraying Equipment for Coffee Quarantine for Coffee Part III: Harvesting & Processing Yield Estimation and Harvest Period Harvesting and Green Coffee Processing Ecological Processing of Coffee and Use of Byproducts Part IV: Storage, Shipment, Quality Green Coffee Storage Shipment of Green Coffee Green Coffee Defects Factors Influencing the Quality of Green Coffee Coffee Bean Quality Assessment Part V: Economics Economic Aspects of Coffee Production Technology Transfer Part VI: Data & Information Units and Conversion Tables Information Sources Data on Coffee Acronyms and Terms used in Coffee Production New
Chapters: Types of green coffee according to their origin, quality assessment and international classification The influence of coffee on human health Treatment of coffee, from green bean to coffee cup (roast, grinding, storage of roasted coffee, liquor preparation, etc.) Types of roasted coffee on the domestic market and recommendations on how to evaluate and buy roasted coffee The new role of Robusta on the coffee market Coffee pests and diseases in Latin America and their control
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 MERITE Mars 2009. Pour actions humanitaires rendues en Afrique (Zaire) au cours de la rebellion 1964-65. Rare distinction honorifique, symbole de la reconnaissance pour les actions civiques et sociales, le devouement benevole, se veut d'etre un temoignage de gratitude pour les actions exemplaires.