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.
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?
Why some of the coffee shops don't seem to be successful in all the customers and some of them are left without any? How to get people to visit your location and come back over and over again? What makes a successful coffee shop? A successful coffee shop doesn't just happen and there are many reasons behind a successful coffee shop.
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.
What is there in the cup, when you wander around Oslo checking out the trendy coffee shops, enjoying a cupping with legendary Tim Wendelboe and visit Kaffikaze, the Norwegian version of Coffee Festival?
Coffee has dozens of flavors. In order to pull the coffee flavors out correctly it is essential to find a good roast profile as well as to pick the perfectly matching brewing method and the great brew recipe. Not to forget about water we use for brewing. Coffee flavor wheel is an excellent tool to explain the flavor sensation.