Are there any Baristas here??

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Are there any Baristas here??

Postby Cardinal Queequeg » Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:19 am

Is there anyone else whose grail is crema?

Who has plumbed the depths of microfoam?

My mistress is Miss Silvia.

Please respond!!

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Postby Goat Starer » Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:36 am

no but there are a few solicitors and a judge :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Postby Rev. Iscariot » Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:11 pm

Barista?

No, my parents were married.

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Postby Pontius Pirate » Sat Oct 13, 2007 10:20 am

I worked at a coffee shop for 2 years. Nothing like a good locally roasted, organic, fair trade maple latte.
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Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff » Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:59 pm

If you ask for a latte in Italy, they'll give you a cup of hot milk, or so I've heard.

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Re: Are there any Baristas here??

Postby Roy Hunter » Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:10 pm

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah totally totally totally I'm like... SSSSSSOOOOOO caffeinated!

I've got a Gaggia Classic Coffee with a PID fitted, an Iberital MC2 auto grinder, I use a hand-made aluminium tamper, and a polished stainless milk jug with thermometer. I buy Italian-roasted beans from a local supplier.

On workdays, I usually only make a couple of small-but-evil double ristrettos for my wife and myself before we jump on the train to work. Any drink that makes you pull a whisky face but isn't whisky has to have something going for it.

At the weekends, I like to try a bit of alchemy with hot milk; chocolate; hazelnut syrup and all that. I've finally managed to get my lattes to stay separated! (It's all in the temperature of the milk, you know...)

Coffee is great for the digestion, especially after a big pasta meal, so should be considered at least devotional if not sacred IMHO.
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Re: Are there any Baristas here??

Postby PKMKII » Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:08 pm

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Re: Are there any Baristas here??

Postby black bart » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:06 am



Thanks for that it's very interesting. I have been trying to get a good cup of coffee at home for years. It sounds like it could be worth me buying a coffee bean grinder to get really fresh coffee. I have two methods for making the coffee:

1. A French Press/cafetiere...which the article doesn't recommend but I find gives a good flavour.

2. Bialetti Moka Express Espresso Maker
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Re: Are there any Baristas here??

Postby PKMKII » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:03 pm

Yeah, it is. If you're just making drip-style coffee, a blade grinder will suffice. If you really like your espressos/cappuccinos/etc, invest in a burr grinder.
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Postby Cardinal Fang » Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:46 pm

Rev. Iscariot wrote:Barista?

No, my parents were married.


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Re: Are there any Baristas here??

Postby PKMKII » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:07 pm

Anyone who buys those wasteful k-cup coffee makers is an utter moron:

For example, the Nespresso Arpeggio costs $5.70 for 10 espresso capsules, while the Folgers Black Silk blend for a K-Cup brewed-coffee machine is $10.69 for 12 pods. But that Nespresso capsule contains 5 grams of coffee, so it costs about $51 a pound. And the Folgers, with 8 grams per capsule, works out to more than $50 a pound.


Fifty bucks a pound for mediocre coffee!? You can get Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, arguably the best coffee in the world, for $35-$50 a pound. :whip: Reminds me of the title of that Dead Kennedys album, "Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death."
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Re: Are there any Baristas here??

Postby Soniashope » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:15 pm

Yes!
I am one of those people who like convenience as well as flavor. Another thing I also like is not to make a mess every time I make coffee. So yes, I am willing to pay a little more for great coffee that comes in an already pree measured pod that I can drop into a gadget that attaches to a machine, and after flipping a knob the coffee or espresso comes out just right into my cup. If I want a latte I flip another knob and froth some milk to add to my coffee. A little flavored syrup (sugar free, of course) added and it is heaven! :haha:

Hey, my Espresso Italya machine does me proud in no time at all with no mess to clean up. :blush: :fsm_rock:

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Re: Are there any Baristas here??

Postby PKMKII » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:40 am

...If it's pre-ground, it's not great coffee...

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Re: Are there any Baristas here??

Postby Roy Hunter » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:58 am

Gotta grind it fresh, and if you want to get consistent crema and texture, it's gotta be a burr grinder to give you control of the grind fine-ness (if that's a proper word). Then you've got the water temperature (hence the PID in my machine) and the tamping pressure to perfect your espresso just the way you like it. Making a proper coffee isn't a convenience thing, it's an art. You want convenience? Use Nescafe.
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Re: Are there any Baristas here??

Postby daftbeaker » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:50 am

I don't like coffee. Can I have a choklit milkshake please? :idiot:
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