Coffee Roasting: Best Practices is the culmination of Scott’s 25 years roasting and consulting. It’s the most advanced guide ever written about expert-level coffee roasting. There is little overlap with The Coffee Roaster’s Companion, which focused on the basics of roasting and different roasting machines. CR:BP focuses solely on advanced techniques to craft and control roast curves, with numerous pages devoted to strategies to avoid “ROR” crashes and flicks, baked coffee, unnecessary roasty-ness, and other roast defects. This book sets the standard for third-wave coffee roasting methodology. Scott Rao is the author of several best-selling coffee books, including: The Professional Barista’s Handbook Everything But Espresso and Espresso Extraction: Measurement and Mastery.