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Posted Wed Jun 1, 2005, 1:00am
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The Barista Code of Conduct
BGA Files article by Nicholas Cho

Nick Cho offers up a preliminary "work in progress" called the Barista Code of Conduct - meant to take the Third Wave movement on its upward path.
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Posted Thu Jun 2, 2005, 5:32pm
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Just a note (to address an email I just got): Nick didn't write this in response to the whole "be a critic or just shut up" thing that I wrote about in forums a few days ago. He wrote this last month. Just got around to publishing it now - I wanted some nifty shots to go with it.

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Posted Thu Jun 2, 2005, 8:37pm
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Thanks always to Mark for the opportunity to write these articles for what will always be the best coffee-related website in the world.

Just a quick thing... I've been told that I, in fact, was also wrong, and that there are MORE than three species of coffee beans.  My bad! I'm sorry! (edited for internationalization)

But that's okay... I never said that I knew that much about coffee. ;-)

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Oh, and one more quick thing... those gorgeous, shiny tampers that Mark illustrated the article with are from EspressoCraft.  Great work, Ken!!!

 
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Posted Thu Jun 2, 2005, 9:08pm
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Just a question from an Aussie.........what does 'my bad' mean?
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Posted Thu Jun 2, 2005, 10:37pm
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reschsmooth Said:

Just a question from an Aussie.........what does 'my bad' mean?

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It doesn't mean anything; just a dumb expression that is so grammatically incorrect I can hear my 5th grade English teacher rolling over in her grave.  The idea is that "you made a mistake."  If I had to guess, I think this is not one of those slang expressions that will hang around long enough to enter common usage.

This is in response to the above question, not to the article itself, which is good ---

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Posted Fri Jun 3, 2005, 12:42am
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champignon Said:

It doesn't mean anything; just a dumb expression that is so grammatically incorrect I can hear my 5th grade English teacher rolling over in her grave.  The idea is that "you made a mistake."  If I had to guess, I think this is not one of those slang expressions that will hang around long enough to enter common usage.

This is in response to the above question, not to the article itself, which is good ---

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Funny that you would comment on Nick's language in this manner in the comments thread to this particular article...

As I am Swedish and I knew what it meant I guess it must have some common usage. Anyway, how does the language develop and thrive without ever changing? If the users of a certain language never took steps to renew the language we'd all still be speaking "cave-man".

Nick: Great article as always!
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Posted Fri Jun 3, 2005, 1:13am
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Apologies matsg - my initial question was rhetorical, given I knew roughly what it meant. I just have a pet gripe when it comes to certain idiosyncratic phrases and the bastardisation of the language - don't even get me started on the 'c u l8r' rubbish........but I am just an old (32) man who enjoys screaming at the TV.

As mentioned great article, although I may not agree with all that was said - but I don't think it was necessarily directed at consumers like me.

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Posted Fri Jun 3, 2005, 1:54am
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Nick-

Good advice for all walks of life.  Even as a non-professional, it is tempting to want to give advice or even a demonstration.  What keeps me on the proper side of the counter is to think about how I would feel if I were the barista, and a stranger offerred to tell me how wrong I practice my craft!  If you care enough about a certain barista or coffeehouse, then your advice is well taken to invest some time in developing a relationship before giving unasked for advice.

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Posted Fri Jun 3, 2005, 9:16am
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In the "Mediocre Coffee" topic, EvilDan posted links to the Australian National Training Authority espresso module. Awesome! Instruction/training is even provided at a high school.

Nick, are discussions happening at the BGA or elsewhere, aimed at bringing that kind of training/certification program to the U.S.?
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Posted Fri Jun 3, 2005, 9:39am
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nickcho Said:

Just a quick thing... I've been told that I, in fact, was also wrong, and that there are MORE than three species of coffee beans.  My bad! I'm sorry! (edited for internationalization)

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So, you just broke your own rule 3?? JK...
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