When I started my career in a coffee bar, I had only a little experience working in a grocery store and a strong desire to work as a barista. I was in my first year at the university and realized that these few years would be a good time to explore various interesting fields. At that time, I had my heart in two occupations: a barista and a tattoo artist. To practice tattoo art, … [Read more...] about How to Be a Good Barista?
What Is Espresso & Espresso-Based Drink?
Espresso is a very important drink that originated in Italy in 1901. It’s the base for many coffee drinks, so it’s important to talk about it. There are contradictory opinions about the meaning of the word. If we take Italian interpretation, it means a short and concentrated drink. According to Wikipedia, espresso is an Italian coffee beverage that is made with the help of an … [Read more...] about What Is Espresso & Espresso-Based Drink?
Alternative Methods of Brewing Coffee
There are many alternative methods of making the perfect cup of coffee, and all of them are suitable to use at home. What does the word “alternative” mean in this case? It means a coffee brewing method different from a traditional Italian one – making coffee in an espresso machine. For Italians, alternative coffee brewing equipment is a legendary moka pot. I wrote about it in … [Read more...] about Alternative Methods of Brewing Coffee
How to Clean Coffee Maker?
If you brew coffee frequently, your coffee maker should be regularly cleaned to avoid malfunction and taste deterioration of your coffee drinks. During the brewing process, coffee releases specific oils, which accumulate on the pipe walls inside the machine. Over time, if this residue is not removed, it will affect coffee, making drinks taste bitter, spoiling the beverage … [Read more...] about How to Clean Coffee Maker?
Why Does Coffee Taste Bitter?
When you talk about coffee, you most likely touch on a subject of bitterness a lot. Coffee experts are convinced that good coffee should be sweet and well-balanced but definitely not bitter. I’d like to tell you what bitterness is, why it appears in coffee, and if it is always bad. The bitter taste is intimidating and has unpleasant associations for us. There is an … [Read more...] about Why Does Coffee Taste Bitter?