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n. Someone who makes coffee

My morning executive flat white does seem to vary in quality. The coffee houses in London like to call the people who make them Baristas and apparently they have to undergo extensive training. The milk has to be just the right temperature you see, and as for the grinder, well, its so easy to get wrong.

There's even an Australian place where they only have Australian Baristas (racists!) because apparently they are the best in the world. To be fair, I've had coffee in Australia and it is exceptionally good if you overlook the fundamental fact that coffee is an awful, awful drink.

So, I was wondering opinions. Barista - overhyped nonsense or is there a real skill here?

And here's the worrying truth, I probably spend about £1000/year on coffee from Pret-a-Manger and I don't even like the stuff.
Rob Philpott.

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