The work of the barista depends on the type of the machine
If you are very dedicated coffee lovers, surely you are familiar with the traits of good “barista”. The word that comes from the Italian language means precisely bartender who makes coffee and caffeinated beverages and operates with an espresso machine. It sounds simple, but the fact that such a position exists in the restaurant business, suggests that actually making coffee is mastery and has its own subtleties.
The vast majority of the work of the barista, who can be a man or a woman, depends on the type of the machine. It can be fully automatic, semi-automatic, super automatic or manual. When handling the last barista himself determine the pressure. Super automatic espresso machine completely reduces operator’s work – he just needs to load the coffee and press a button. Logically, the manual coffee machine makes barista “master of espresso”. The preparation of espresso includes grinding, dosing and tamping.
Latte art – coffee or a piece of art?
Working in specialized coffee establishments is quite extensive and includes making various hot and cold drinks based on caffeine. In fact, things go so far that there is an art, which is called “latte art”! What’s the talent of the latte artist? In those beautiful and sophisticated figures that appear on the fragrant drink. Latte art is the art of creating images using a special technique of pouring the milk foam which has gained considerable popularity thanks to social networks. The purpose of latte art is not to make the coffee tastes better, although the subjective feeling of acceptance of aesthetic drink prepared with quality products can be just that. Through this visual “post production” every cup of coffee becomes a unique work, and those who consume it realizes that in making it invested much more effort and special skills. The main techniques in latte art are free pouring and etching, which uses a special wand to create fine detail.
With the free pouring technique milk is added to the ready espresso, using a special pitcher with an elongated chute and thus forms the drawing. For best results, it is desirable the jug be as close to the glass, where pour the milk. It is important that the wrist to be sufficiently relaxed because with this technique the whole movement comes from it and the jet of milk should not be interrupted.
In the etching technique, drawing is done using a sharp object. There are professional tools for Latte art and one of them is a special pen, which draws easily and efficiently on the foam, but the same effect can be achieved with toothpicks, sharp sticks or plastic swords. Not surprisingly, most complex drawings on coffee made using this technique because it allows greater precision and freedom to display ideas. A common practice is to stain the drawings by means of cinnamon, chocolate, caramel and other syrups.
Multiart is a technique that combines etching and free pouring in one. The original drawing of precision poured milk in the coffee is formed using a sharp object or a special tool. Multuart is a particularly suitable technique for labeling already finished drawing (eg. For the spelling of names, messages or wishes).
For the quality of the picture is important the coffee be 100% Arabica, and milk to be higher fat content, which ensures a solid and durable foam. Regal Coffee Roaster offers first-class coffee. Whether you are a barista or a coffee shop owner you can trust our professionalism. Furthermore, we can create your Private label coffee.