Monthly Archives: September 2011

Macamania

I’m liking the drink of the day – so here’s todays! I just made it for Ian (a newbie on the team) and he gulped it down. Starts off with a shot – a perfect shot because the espresso is … Continue reading

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Drink of the Day

If I could have a drink today it would be… DRUM ROLL PLEASE… A pumpkin spice americano with a dash of caramel and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Yup – that sounds pretty delish right now. Ever wonder about a certain … Continue reading

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Barista Dance

Part 4 The Barista Dance. Ever since I started to make espresso drinks – I learned that there was a certain rhythm to find. A rhythm that suddenly became a dance. Of course in the beginning it’s a little tricky, … Continue reading

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Barista Knowledge Part 3

Clean station. Yup. I know this one is a go figure but here’s the real deal. The warning buzzer doesn’t need to go off if you see a bunch of espresso everywhere – no, that’s not going to affect your … Continue reading

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Imparting Barista Knowledge Part 2

A huge key to seeing if you have a good barista at your shop is if their hopper is consistently full of espresso beans. I mean – if they have a rush and it gets a bit low don’t be … Continue reading

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Barista Knowledge Part 1

Something that I have wanted to do is to express different aspects of espresso drinks so that you could understand the ‘behind the scenes’ of your drinks. One thing. If the espresso shot we’re pulling comes out too fast or … Continue reading

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Barista Expressions

I feel responsible this morning to write a post because I had a remarkable amount of hits on this site and I feel as if it might have something to do with yesterdays event at Heavenly Cup. So here’s the … Continue reading

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