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Barista is coined from the original Italian term “Bariste” – which refers to a bartender who prepares all drinks including coffee / espresso-based drinks. To be named a true Barista, one should have extensive knowledge and experience regarding all aspects of great coffee preparation. From knowledge of green coffee bean origins, coffee roasting, cupping, blending, grinding, espresso drinks preparation, milk steaming techniques, technical knowledge of espresso machines & maintenance. As well as having vast experience behind an espresso machine – including being able to operate any number of different espresso machine varieties - the Barista should also be well-versed in other methods of coffee preparation such as stovetop espresso, plunger and filter.

Becoming a true Barista starts with a passion for coffee and an unending thirst for coffee knowledge and experience!

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Its amazing how the World begins to change through the eyes of a cup of coffee..
~Donna A. Favors