Profiled and awarded as a latte art guru, barista Ben Morrow’s heart beats to the work done by coffee farmers and to a pot of black filter coffee.
Preparing coffee in an ibrik was almost forgotten publicly, until professionals took interest in it again over a decade ago. Ibrik coffee has been made at home continuously in e.g. Russia and Turkey but underrated by many for not being very professional.
Russia has traditionally a strong tea culture, but now we are seeing an impressive coffee boom. Coffee is becoming one of the features of contemporary urban life.
Just a few months ago, I had one of the biggest highlights of my coffee career. Participating in the Lithuanian Barista championship I won the second place in the competition.
In Lithuania, we can be proud to have many professional baristas. One of them, Laurynas Arlauskas, is the winner of 2016 and 2017 Lithuanian Barista Championship.
Latte with cinnamon syrup is a perfect seasonal coffee recipe for Christmas.
This seasonal coffee recipe with almond milk is perfect for Christmas in a café.
Perfect coffee recipe for dessert - tune your Café Mocha with mint and chocolate!
Salty caramel freakshake with espresso.
Bright up your afternoon with double espresso and tonic water.
Working as a barista means being a true crafts(wo)man! What if the daily routines turn the passion into pain preventing the barista from working and maybe even changing the career?
In the year 2017 Finland is celebrating 100 years of independence! We created this drink to honor the beautiful country.
Making great espresso is difficult. It requires at least delicious coffee beans, excellent brewing recipe, good and clean espresso machine and grinder. Also you need to know the best practices on how to actually pull an espresso. Here are my tips about the practices and my routine how I make espresso.
You can see, taste and feel the personal touch of a professional barista in a flat white, an espresso based coffee originating from Australia. Flat white should exhibit distinct flavour of coffee as well as milk.
How to make espresso?
Latte art is constant improvement and you can never be perfect or ready with it. It is only a matter how much you want to challenge yourself and use your imagination. In my previous latte art blog we went through the basics of how to make latte art. Let’s now go into deeper!
Espresso recipes are important in cafés in terms of consistency and flavour. How and why are the espresso recipes made and what are the things you should consider when making a recipe for espresso? Let’s dig deeper into the world of espresso!
There is a saying in Finnish “cleanliness is half of the meal”. I know it doesn’t make any sense in English but the message is important. Cleaning your espresso machine might the most boring part of being a barista but it is really important. You are not able to get great tasting espresso if you don't clean your espresso machine properly and daily! Let's check how to clean your espresso machine.
Aeropress has been around already since 2004 and it has become quite popular in the past ten years among the barista community. There is even few cafes concentrating in using only Aeropress as their premium coffee maker. And let’s face it, it's a super easy to use, clean and it’s very durable. There is already quite a lot of add-ons to Aeropress such as grinders, filters and now an espresso maker. And it's a called Prismo.