Posted Fri Jun 1, 2012, 11:58am Subject: Re: Home Barista?
Truth is many of us will never even meet an actual barista. In Italy a Barista is a career, not just a part time job to put yourself through college. Besides the owners of the best 3rd wave shops and a few guys who may compete at the wbc's I don't really see too many North Americans choosing Barista as a career.
Come to Seattle. Every third employee at a quality roaster/cafe is in it for a career.
I had someone tell me once that, maybe just because there is such a concentration of coffee here, this is maybe the only cities in America where coffee is actually viewed as a career, and not just a job until something better comes along.
Posted Fri Jun 1, 2012, 10:30pm Subject: Re: Home Barista?
Hello Barista is an over exaggerated term and can be applied to the person making coffee regardless of there knowledges or experience with making coffee. ----------- Definition a person who is specially trained in the making and serving of coffee drinks, as in a coffee bar. --------------------
I have a dense passion for making coffee! I was never trained. I was given a basic over view by a man who in turn was labelled barista. He was also not trained. Often it is the trained ones who get it wrong as there trainers had it wrong to.
The best thing to do is make coffee and make it right. Research and study it as much as you can. Never quit. Better equipment means better coffee.
When you make someone a coffee and they tell you it is the best coffee they have ever had smile and remain humble. Barista is a label nothing more :)
"A good cup of coffee starts with a seedling." Snaggle.
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