Tag Archive 'barista_certification'

Trip Report: Gran Caffè Neapolis (Napoli, Italy)

Posted by TheShot on 26 Oct 2013 | Filed under: Add Milk, Barista, Café Society, Foreign Brew

Opening in November 2010, this café feels like it has been here for far longer. (Contrast with nearby Scaturchio, dal 1905.) The interior space is a modern, stark white with spot lighting and lounge-like space surrounded by bottles of Champagne on the walls. Outside there’s ample seating under large parasols in the enjoyable Piazza San […]

Australia: Coffee industry experts spill the beans on baristas

Posted by TheShot on 04 Nov 2006 | Filed under: Barista, Foreign Brew, Quality Issues

The meteoric growth in consumer demand for espresso has placed immense downward pressure on the skills of the average barista. Many coffee retailers (most notably Starbucks) have responded to this gap between supply and demand by introducing more automated machines and processes, enabling them to hire a wider availability of less skilled workers at lower […]

Certified baristas, crema of the crop

Posted by TheShot on 18 Jun 2006 | Filed under: Barista

As an update to a previous post, the AustralAsian Specialty Coffee Association (AASCA) is about to announce plans for formal barista accreditation and licensing. According to today’s The Australian, AASCA barista licensing in Australia is set to launch next month at the 2006 AASCA conference: Certified baristas, crema of the crop | The Nation | […]

Australian baristas: Master the daily grind

Posted by TheShot on 03 May 2006 | Filed under: Barista

Today’s Sydney Morning Herald published an article on what it means to be a champion barista: Master the daily grind – Employment News – MyCareer – smh.com.au. Among the interviewees, David Makin is representing Australia at this month’s World Barista Championship in Berne, Switzerland. Also interviewed is Keith Pettigrew, executive officer of the AustralAsian Specialty […]