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Topic: Who cares about milk art anyway> (4 msgs / 199 lines)
1) From: Lubos Palounek
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Subject: Who cares about milk art anyway?
I think that the same type of people who
 - carefully wrap Birthday gifts rather then just giving them as them 
came from the store
 -  put nicely wrapped gifts under the Christmas tree
 -  nicely arrange food on a plate rather just dumping  everything together
 -  serve espresso in an Illy cup rather than shot glass
 -  serve coffee in a nice cup rather than paper cup
 - are chefs in restaurants and take extra time to arrange the food on 
the plate very nicely to show that they care about what they are serving 
you '''
 -  etc
For me and many others, the extra touch demonstrating that "I do care" 
is worth the additional work. For some people, the extra effort does not 
matter.
Lubos

2) From:
Lubos:
I agree with you there is nothing wrong with excellence of taste, aesthetic training  or an acquaintance with social grace...
ginny
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3) From: Michael Wisniewski
In my opinion, it's something different.  The first time I saw a
Rosetta was a huge surprise.  It was at Intelligentsia and I never saw
anything like that before.
To me, it tells me that the Barista knows what they are doing and how
to properly create a drink.  It sticks in your head where different
stores do this and you will probably go back to them.  It's something
where your guests will be pleaseantly surprised and introduce them to
a quality drink instead of something they would get from the green
mermaids.
No matter what you do, I think presentation means everything.
Stepping away from coffee, we had this stand-down at work because
people don't throw things out.  Bottom line is that a room with a pile
of crap in the corner usually means the person is unorganized and
sloppy.  Sorry, I'm just blabbing now...
Bottom line is that it's fun to practice and try to draw in espresso.
I'm not going to dump a drink just because it looks ugly or didn't
turn out right...but if I serve a drink to a guest with something
drawn in it, they will remember it and remember the quality of the
drink.
Mike
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4) From: Sandy Andina
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I have to agree. First time I ever saw a rosetta was in 1997 at the  
Bean Post in Seattle--a coffeeshop that was also a roastery and whose  
baristi seemed passionate about what they were doing (unlike those at  
Starbucks who were already on the road to becoming drones).  I felt  
moved and respected that my humble skim latte in a to-go cup was  
handled with the respect usually afforded a dish artistically plated  
at an upscale restaurant.
On Aug 19, 2007, at 8:18 AM, Michael Wisniewski wrote:
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Sandy
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I have to agree. First time I =
ever saw a rosetta was in 1997 at the Bean Post in Seattle--a coffeeshop =
that was also a roastery and whose baristi seemed passionate about what =
they were doing (unlike those at Starbucks who were already on the road =
to becoming drones).  I felt moved and respected that my humble skim =
latte in a to-go cup was handled with the respect usually afforded a =
dish artistically plated at an upscale restaurant.
On Aug =
19, 2007, at 8:18 AM, Michael Wisniewski wrote:
In my opinion, it's something different.  The first time I saw = aRosetta was a huge surprise.  It was at Intelligentsia and = I never sawanything like that = before. To me, it tells me that the Barista knows what they = are doing and howto properly create a drink.  It sticks in your head where = differentstores do this and you will = probably go back to them.  = It's somethingwhere your guests will be = pleaseantly surprised and introduce them toa = quality drink instead of something they would get from the = greenmermaids. No = matter what you do, I think presentation means everything.Stepping away from coffee, we had this stand-down at = work becausepeople don't throw things = out.  Bottom line is that = a room with a pileof crap in the corner = usually means the person is unorganized and  Sorry, I'm = just blabbing now...Bottom line is that it's fun to = practice and try to draw in espresso.I'm not = going to dump a drink just because it looks ugly or didn'tturn out right...but if I serve a drink to a guest = with somethingdrawn in it, they will remember = it and remember the quality of the Mike Sandywww.sass-music.com
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