xristrettox Senior Member Joined: 22 Jan 2003 Posts: 278 Location: Portland Expertise: Just starting
Posted Thu May 18, 2006, 10:35pm Subject: Re: The City of Bern and Coffee Culture, Road Reports
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.
RolloM Senior Member Joined: 9 Oct 2006 Posts: 8 Location: Zurich, Switzerland Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Amici X3 Grinder: Quickmill 060
Posted Mon Oct 9, 2006, 3:30am Subject: Re: The City of Bern and Coffee Culture, Road Reports
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.
roadman Senior Member Joined: 12 May 2005 Posts: 90 Location: Seattle
Espresso: Olympia Cremina 67 Grinder: Mazzer Super Jolly Drip: Hario V60
Posted Fri Oct 13, 2006, 11:36am Subject: Re: The City of Bern and Coffee Culture, Road Reports
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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