What Is A Barista?

A Barista is not simply a person who works in a coffee shop, or a person operating an espresso machine.

A Barista is a skilled worker, a Tradesperson or Artisan skilled in the art of coffee. A Barista understands (not just knows how to go through the motions) of why each step in the process of Espresso extraction and Milk stretching is critical.

A Barista has not only completed a professional training program, but they have received real world experience, balancing the goals of such programs as the World Barista Championship, with real world requirements and environments.

A Barista is focused and detail oriented. With detailed knowledge of all aspects of the coffee trade, and a strong focus on the operation of the Espresso Bar.

Barista’s are part of an international community with a unified focus on the improvement of coffee quality. Barista’s have a strong desire to learn and are relentless in their search for information and experimentation to improve their skills. Barista's truly dedicated to their trade seriously consider joining a guild such as the Barista Guild - dedicated to the improvement of the Coffee Industry and the coffee skills of Baristas worldwide.

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