Going to work can be murder. When one tightly-bound guy goes to work and finds he's there on the wrong day, his taut world begins to unravel. It takes all his emotional capability to get back home and go to a party. If that isn't enough for him, his partner is having an affair and the party is being hosted by her lover. Meanwhile, his inner torment is played out by a man who is confessing to killing his girlfriend. But given his mental state, can we be sure that anything has actually happened? This is a post-modern journey where fantasy and reality have become confused and melded around a series of failing hopes and dreams. Magical realism meets existential angst. And then there's the blood ...
A brand new edition of the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary and CD-ROM, that is now more user-friendly than ever. Clear definitions and prominent guidewords help you find the meaning you want quickly and easily. Hundreds of new words ensure your English is up to date. And 'Word partner' boxes show you how to use words in the most natural way. * NEW! 'Extra help' section includes maps, illustrations and photos, and the innovative 'Let's Talk' section which focuses specifically on spoken English * NEW! Even more Learner Error notes taken from the Cambridge Learner Corpus help you to avoid common mistakes * NEW! Thesaurus panels help you widen your vocabulary
In this well-illustrated book, coffee expert Katrien Pauwels leads a tour through the global coffee landscape. Coffee producers, coffee professionals, and seasoned coffee lovers will find interesting information in this book which explains the work that precedes our daily cup of coffee. Her expertise as a specialty coffee roaster based in Belgium enables her to speak knowledgably about the many different aspects of the coffee experience, from growing different types of beans and the influence of roasting on taste, to choosing the coffee that suits you best and the right way to make it. From her wealth of experience, she offers insights into doing business in the coffee world, and includes business plans and testimonies from the best coffee roasters in the world. The book closes with a discussion about the booming business of alternatives to milk, coffee travel, and references notable coffee bars all over the world. AUTHOR: Together with her partner Tom Janssen, Katrien Pauwels is the owner of OR Coffee Roasters, a Belgian coffee roasting company that manages the entire coffee cycle in-house and buys 75% of her coffee beans directly from the farmer on the plantation. She is also active as an international jury member at the World Championships Barista and Brewers Cup. She has a company that distributes specialty coffee in Europe. SELLING POINTS: * An excellent resource on all aspects of coffee production and preparation, with the information on the latest coffee trends * Includes business plans for the first steps in exploring the professional coffee world 250 colour, 70 b/w images
'Four Sides to the Core' brings you stories from far away, fascinating countries. The book is a semi-autobiographical novel that consists of small self-contained stories from Nepal, Kenya, Jordan and Pakistan. These stories form a bigger narrative that touch human rights, universal values and daily realities in these different cultures. It is a book based on the author's travels in different countries as a development aid worker and researcher. The book is divided into four parts. Each part consists of small stories from a specific country (i.e. Nepal, Kenya, Pakistan and Jordan) in the form of the author's firsthand experiences followed by fictitious stories that are based on real life. The firsthand experiences are based on the author's diary that she kept while working abroad, whilst the fictitious part is based on stories that she heard and people that she met during her travels.
From bestselling author Jon Gordon and rising star Damon West comes The Coffee Bean: an illustrated fable that teaches readers how to transform their environment, overcome challenges, and create positive change. Life is often difficult. It can be harsh, stressful, and feel like a pot of boiling hot water. The environments we find ourselves in can change, weaken, or harden us, and test who we truly are. We can be like the carrot that weakens in the pot or like the egg that hardens. Or, we can be like the coffee bean and discover the power inside us to transform our environment. The Coffee Bean is an inspiring tale that follows Abe, a young man filled with stress and fear as he faces challenges and pressure at school and home. One day after class, his teacher shares with him the life-changing lesson of the coffee bean, and this powerful message changes the way he thinks, acts, and sees the world. Abe discovers that instead of letting his environment change him for the worse, he can transform any environment he is in for the better. Equipped with this transformational truth, Abe embarks on an inspirational journey to live his life like the coffee bean. Wherever his life takes him, from school, to the military, to the business world, Abe demonstrates how this simple lesson can unleash the unstoppable power within you. A delightful, quick read, The Coffee Bean is purposely written and designed for readers of all ages so that everyone can benefit from this transformational lesson. This is a book and message that, when read and shared, has the power to change your life and the world around you. You just have to decide: are you a carrot, egg, or coffee bean?
This is the first practical book dedicated to the fundamental and application aspects of two major unit operations in cocoa and coffee processing, namely drying and roasting. The drying and roasting of cocoa and coffee beans play critical roles in governing the formation of flavor precursors in the early stages and also the development of flavor and aroma in the later stages during processing. Hence, qualities of the finished chocolates and coffee powder products are affected greatly by the dried and roasted beans produced. Drying and Roasting of Cocoa and Coffee covers key topics areas ranging from post-harvest processing, equipment selection, physical and chemical changes during processing, flavor development, grading and dried product quality. The book consists of two parts with topics dedicated to the drying/roasting aspects of cocoa and coffee, respectively. Features Provides a comprehensive review on flavor development during cocoa/coffee processing Discusses the impact of processing parameters on cocoa/coffee quality Presents the new trends in drying/roasting techniques and novel technology Examines the concept of coffee quality in light of both paradigms: the traditional coffee and the specialty coffee grading systems No prior knowledge of cocoa and coffee processing is required to benefit from this book, which is written for a variety of readers. It is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and industrial practitioners/consultants from various domains in the food and beverage industries.
Samantha is a middle-school student. She is also an orphan. Samantha is kidnapped by Gerald. The only people to remember her are her bestest friends Kim and Tina. Gerald teaches Samantha to be a Necromancer. WOW! Do they ever save the day. YAY! ... WHIZBANG!
Hijinks on the high seas. The year is 1961 and a double murder occurs aboard an old passenger liner. The only one who can identify the murderer is a young Scottish marine engineer on his very first voyage. Two Scotland Yard detectives board the vessel in the Port of New York and the ship sails for the Bahamas. The murderer roams the ship at will, first as a passenger and later as a stowaway. Older women show a penchant for this young fellow and his erotic adventures carry the story along. This novel is a must-read for folk that lived through that distant era.
Forgotten Fears is a collection of stories, many of which have either never been released before and others which were kindle exclusive titles. Most of these tales come from the Dark Corners and Funhouse writing sessions, whilst others were a part of the previously kindle only 'Taste of Fear' series. Along with these, the novella something in the Dark opens this novel sized collection of stories. Brought together for the first time and fully tweaked and re-edited to bring them up to standard, this is the first time print editions of these stories will be made available alongside the usual kindle format.
The role of green coffee bean (GCB) in human health is of emerging interest to the nutraceutical field, especially given its role in improving metabolic syndrome, including weight management, hypertension, diabetes, and neuroprotection. GCB extract contains a novel antioxidant known as chlorogenic acid (also caffeoylquinic acid), which has been shown to positively affect blood pressure, brain health, diabetes, and weight management. This book provides information on the diverse health benefits of green coffee bean extract, molecular mechanisms and signaling pathways, safety of GCB, dosage, and recommended usage. It focuses on the chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, and safety of GCB extract. GCB extract has brought a remarkable revolution in the nutraceutical marketplace. However, some controversies have been demonstrated recently. This book presents the state-of-the-art research studies from eminent scientists around the world on the potential and diversified health benefits of GCB extracts, with particular emphasis placed on the importance to standardize the appropriate extraction technology, quality control and assurance, and broad spectrum safety studies and human clinical studies to substantiate the regulatory claims and position the product in the marketplace.
Will the secrets of the past be the key you the future? Utterly captivating, a fantastic romance from beginning to end. Perfect for the fans of Carole Matthews and Milly Johnson. Alex Hart loves her dream job as manager of Mallow Court, a historic Elizabethan house. But the discovery of a precious jewelled locket changes everything, and Alex realises that things are not as they seem. From an old diary, to a handsome barrister, a mysterious clockmaker, and the darkest hours of the London Blitz, Alex must follow the trail of clues to uncover the truth about the things she holds dearest - whilst someone is determined not to let sleeping dogs lie! What readers are saying about FINDING SECRETS: 'What a spellbinding story! Finding Secrets is another truly fantastic book by Lauren Westwood' 'There was so much to this story and I recommend anyone to read this, you will not be disappointed' 'One of my top reads of 2017'
When Gabriel Danton gets a request from a local politician to investigate the disappearance of his wife he is thrown head first into a set of events that rapidly get out of control. Someone is out to stop him at all costs, threatening his own life and the lives of those around him...