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The Art and Skill of a Barista

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The Art and Skill of a Barista

By: Chelsea Jarrell Our favorite trusted craftsperson, baristas have become that oh-so-familiar face that brightens up our day with the simple call of our name and a drink waiting shortly after. But have you ever wondered where the term Barista came from? Or how the role has developed into what we know it as today? The History of the Barista Surprisingly, the name was coined back in 1645 when there were houses that would serve both alcohol and coffee in Italy. The term Barista is Italian and when translated into English literally means “barman.” At the time, the espresso machine...

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Coffee Drinks Explained

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Coffee Drinks Explained

For a majority of millennials, wine bars are intimidating. With hundreds of label names you can’t pronounce and an expectation to know whether you’ll enjoy the $14 glass of Bordeaux you just ordered, being well-versed in the art of fine wine does not come natural to most people. Along that same vein, to many people, walking into a coffee shop can feel just as intimidating. For those of you who can tell whether the shot of espresso you ordered this morning was over extracted, it’s safe to say you can skip this explanatory blog post. However, if you’re someone who...

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The Deal with a Doppio

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The Deal with a Doppio

Many of us have tried espresso. It is the base ingredient of our favorite lattes, cappuccinos, and mochas. The longer you are in coffee however, you realize how misunderstood espresso is. Espresso is often referred to as a type of bean. This assessment is totally fair because of the branding of products like chocolate covered espresso beans or even our Golden Horseshoe Espresso blend. We must confess, that the food and beverage industry has caused a misunderstanding. So it is time to set the record straight. At the end of the day, espresso is basically a coffee brew method. It...

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