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 [...]
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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 | [...]
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 [...]