Skill recognition on CBC!

12 Jan

Are we too obsessed with coffee?

Very interesting piece on CBC radio this morning: a coffee novice and sceptic attends Camp Pull-A-Shot and realises coffee is the most complicated drink we consume.

Pulling the perfect espresso, drawing attractive latte art, the intricacies of roasting or subtleties of cupping aren’t for everybody, but it is great to hear a balanced piece explaining the complexities of the industry, and why you can actually attend a two day course on how to make coffee, in the mainstream media. Being a barista is a very skilled job, but those skills aren’t recognised often enough outside the industry.


Posted by on January 12, 2013 in Uncategorized


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2 responses to “Skill recognition on CBC!

  1. therealjoepublic

    January 16, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Agreed, public perception is that a barista is a fancy word for button pusher, in the same way that a member of Subway staff is a “sandwich technician”… “I’ll have a cappuccino: no foam” – for some light reading…

    • drcoffee

      January 23, 2013 at 2:11 am



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