Author Archive for Sam

The Reluctant Barista: Milk Frothing Madness

Milk Frothing Technique

How many how-to-froth-milk videos have you watched? They make it look so easy! While my espresso shots are really improving, I still have a hard time getting milk to the right consistency for a perfect latte. My lack of consistent consistency…

How Did You Get That Awesome Coffee Job?

Joseph Robertson - Coffee Lovers Mag

Who: Joseph Robertson Where: Online Publisher, Coffee Lovers Magazine You have an interesting coffee job! How long has Coffee Lovers Magazine been around? I launched Coffee Lovers Magazine December 9th, 2012. Prior to that I was a coffee marketing consultant.…

Barista Snapshot: Bethany at The Fresh Pot

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Who: Bethany Hargrove, Barista Where: The Fresh Pot, Portland, Oregon We met you at the Coffee Fest Latte Art World Championship Open in Seattle last month. What’s it like competing? Full disclosure: I only started competing this year. My first…

Barista Snapshot: Cort Kern aka Barista Maniac

cortkern

Who: Cort Kern, Professional Barista/Consultant Where: Head Barista, Christ Church Of Oak Brook What is a coffee consultant? Someone who steps in to guide and restructure a current or new coffee shop. I provide training at a professional level to increase sales and…