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Posted Tue May 16, 2006, 11:00pm
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The City of Bern and Coffee Culture
Road Reports article by Mark Prince

Mark Prince reports from Bern, site of the World Barista Championships and the World of Coffee Expo. This first report looks a bit into the culture of Bern, the judges certifications, and more.
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Posted Thu May 18, 2006, 10:35pm
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About the cup handling...

Come on, I am left handed too, and I think that it says something about the barista that they have enough foresight that they don't hold onto the handle and make the latte art upside down.  The people who do this are thinking about the customer, and to penalize them because some big lipped person might touch the same ceramic as the baristas hands is just inane bullshit.

When judges start marking down barista because of this, is the day that competitions really need to be overhauled.

As for me, I'll continue to palm cappas and macch's anytime you come in my shop.

 
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Posted Fri Jun 23, 2006, 6:04pm
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I had no idea Starbucks was everywhere. They're getting to be a bit like McDonalds in terms of the number of shops everywhere.

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Posted Fri Jun 23, 2006, 10:28pm
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There's no Starbucks in Italy.

At least AFAIK. They had a pilot project, but it failed.

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Posted Mon Oct 9, 2006, 3:30am
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Great having had you here in Switzerland for a visit! But it looks like you missed Adriano's in Bern - right in the center of the city (www.adrianos.ch). Otherwise you wouldn't have written coffee was not too good in Bern...

BTW: Bern is the German and Berne the French spelling.

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Posted Fri Oct 13, 2006, 11:36am
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GrŁzi wohl! Nice to see the Swiss contingent checking in.

The best espresso Iíve ever had here in Bern has been mild and inoffensive with a tan crema on top. Not horrible or anything Ė at best itís the coffee equivalent of decent table wine. My guess is that the coffee fans that traveled all the way to Bern for the WBC were looking for something with a lot more pizzazz.

I enjoy Adrianoís fresh roasted beans but I prefer the shots I pull myself to what I get at their cafe. On the other hand having the combination of Adrianoís, Lorenzini and Kornhauscafť as neighbors was enough to drive one of Bernís two Starbucks out of business and that ain't bad.

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