Archive for the ‘Espresso’ Category
We’ll be launching a few new columns on the blog soon, and we’re kicking things off with the new ‘Ask A Barista’ column. Once a month we will sit down with a wonderful barista and ask them coffee related questions, then share their answers with you here. So without any further delay here is Ask Read more
Batdorf & Bronson Podcast: Barista Competition Download: Batdorf and Bronson Podcast: Barista Competition (6.2 mb) Join Batdorf & Bronson Barista Competitors Chandler Rentz and Emily Jackson as they discuss: Preparing for Barista Competiton The business case for supporting baristas who want to compete How competition improves quality and customer service Their experiences as Read more
So, I’ve had the idea in my head for a while to do a behind the bar lab for customers of our Dancing Goats shop, so they could see what a barista does to make espresso, what espresso is, and what it’s not, and just what a good barista does on a daily basis to Read more
Imagining the similarities that can be drawn between the role of a plant, and the role of a barista may be a stretch, but truly their roles are not much different.
We are excited about the arrival of the semi-washed Brazil Pedra Redonda. Grown at 1300 meters in the Araponga, Minas Gerais, this pulp natural or “honey” process coffee is mild, heavy and sweet. The subtle fruit notes of strawberry and tomato are followed by a long lasting milky finish. A week ago, we all gathered Read more
Chandler will be competing in the Southeast Regional Barista Competition tomorrow at 12:50pm EST. Watch and cheer him on!
Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters once again wins the Thursday Night Throwdown at Octane Coffee. Look at Chandler’s amazing pour. The key to pouring an amazing latte is to have undivided attention and rock the bar like a keyboard. Way to go Chandler!
Lucky for me, my trip to Atlanta for the SCAA planning committee meeting allowed me to arrive on the same evening as the Thursday Night Throwdown at Octane Coffee in Atlanta. I raced the rental car straight to the event, grabbed a beer and found myself surrounded by friends and acquaintances from the coffee industry. Read more
Here is the winning pour from Andy Lee (Atlanta Production/Dancing Goats Coffee Bar barista) who won the Latte Art Throwdown at Octane Coffee Bar & Lounge in Atlanta last Thursday. He took home the pot along with an iPod shuffle. Not a bad night for our Andy. The Thursday Night Throwdown is a monthly feature Read more
[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.dancinggoatsblog.com/wp-content/themes/cutline-3-column-split-11/slideShow/slideshow.swf" height="332" width="589" base="." /] The Latte Art Throwdown last Thursday was a fun and fairly quiet affair. We had nine participants in total – five from B&B, and four visiting baristas from Olympia Coffee Roasters. Judges were Terry Z of Oly Roasters and our own Michael Elvin, both of whom bantered with the Read more