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If you’re an experienced barista, you may sometimes struggle to pull the perfect espresso shot. If you’re a newbie, you’re definitely going to find …

Milk steaming and latte art are two essential skills for any barista. Neither are easy to master, especially when you first start, but I’ve …

A barista’s technical skills, from grinder calibration to recipe manipulation, are of critical importance – but we all know there’s more to being a …

Has being a barista started to feel like a drag? Do you have to force yourself to smile at customers? Does work leave you …

A great barista is a skilled technician: someone who understands the science of coffee-making, knows how to use multiple brewing devices and machines, and …

You love a natural, sparkling Ethiopian coffee, your friend prefers a sweet, nutty washed Colombian, and your mum loves chocolately Brazilians. But why? Why …

Extraction, TDS, refractometers – what does it all mean and why should you care? If you’re asking these questions, then you’re in luck: today, …

Latte art isn’t just about a steady hand and good milk texturing (although those are important). It’s also about how quickly you pour that …

Looking to buy a new tamper? Not all tampers are the same, and one of the most commonly discussed differences is the type of …

Tamping: a small act, but one that can affect espresso extraction, work flow, and even barista health. Training staff to all achieve the same tamp, …