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Posted on August 10, 2010
By Stuart Lee Archer
'Latte Art' is the term used to discribe patterns baristi make on espresso based coffees using properly textured milk. A barista who can demonstrate these skills has gone a long way to mastering the arts of espresso coffee production and you can almost always guarantee a pretty good cup of coffee from them.
My main thrust as a barista trainer has always been is to get as many people as I can to showcase the coffee they work with to its potential and not to let all the other people before them in the coffee chain down.
It’s been hammered into me from a young age tottering round the roasting rooms that we are very privileged to have a product that so many people have worked so hard to produce. I had my wrists slapped every time I dropped a bean at that age, and I still do it now. My uncle used to scare me at that age. ‘Do you realise how far that bean has come’. ‘Do you realise how hard people have worked to get that bean here, and you’ve dropped it just before you put it in a bag!’
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