I bought a AMD64 box today. While I was stuffing the computer into the trunk I noticed a new coffee shop and wandered in to see what they had to offer. Wow - a barista who knew all the names of coffee plus some I didn't. He ground, dosed and tamped my double and started to pull the shot. He grumbled and said "missed" poured the shot in the sink, apologized and knocked the puck out - steamed and wiped the filter and started again. They use a timer to pull the shots and he was pulling too fast. The second shot was served in a warmed cup and it was fabulous. It turns out that they roast their beans every night. He pulled up a chair and we talked coffee for awhile. I gave him the URL for Sweet Maria's and told him about this list. I'm hoping that Serge shows up - we could use an Italian born and trained barista on the list - OH YEAH and he served me El Salvador CoE done perfectly without OIL. John - Loving Debian64 in the FAST lane
Sounded like an all around excellent adventure and discovery. Dumped the first shot, sweet. Interestingly I just read this evening that the average barista in Italy has been at their job for over 10yrs. It's treated as a respected occupation. Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer etc.http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm
KEWL!! hehehe I just order 5lber of that! well the #12 ... SWEEEET!!!! Dennis On Mar 31, 2005, at 8:06 PM, Wandering Curmudgeon wrote: <Snip>
Cool! Competence is so refreshing!! FYI; works suppose to get me an AMD64 laptop. On Mar 31, 2005 7:06 PM, Wandering Curmudgeon wrote: <Snip> -- I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.