This blog really wants to stand at a bar and drink his espresso.

In Defense of the Barista

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My friend Marty claimed last night that his job “could be done by a trained monkey”. He is a barista.

He’s categorically wrong. I was sitting at the bar at the Broadway Intelli today, watching the Clover operator dial in the coffee with the in-store trainer while simultaneously carrying on a full and interesting conversation with a customer.

I’m completely behind the relentless pursuit of brewing perfection, but a good barista is also a good conversationalist. Few experiences are better than drinking a good cup of coffee while listening to an entertaining story from a well-traveled barista.

I don’t know why this is so often overlooked.


Written by Nick

28 January, 2009 at 3:26 pm

Posted in Coffee

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  1. You’re right.

    French espresso is the fucking worst in the world. I just paid four Euros for Robusta. Robusta!

    Free wi-fi ‘n cats, though.


    29 January, 2009 at 8:18 am

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