For some of us coffee is so much more than just a cup of black liquid. For a young, talented barista and an artist Rusnė Stankevičiūtė, coffee is a source of inspiration. Her artwork is filled with coffee beans and hints from barista lifestyle.
Well I think we all know that our perception of flavour and taste are different form each other: what is sour for one not necessarily will be sour for other. And also that tasting actually is a really unique combination of all our senses - smell, hearing, sight, and of course the taste. In this blog I give examples how different senses actually effect the way we taste.
Our sourcing manger Anna Vänskä (read here more about Anna and her passion about coffee) introduced me to a pretty new brewing equipment called Vandola. It really caught my eye because it’s really pretty and doesn’t look technical at all which is somewhat fresh in the coffee scene where all the novelties normally have lots of shiny parts and technical details. Vandola is made out of clay and it looks like something out of ancient times. Sooo what there is not to like?
Sustainability is one of our core values here at Barista Institute, we want coffee to both taste good but also be good for people and environment. Baristas are there to represent the whole value chain and we have an important role in communicating and executing the product in the best possible way.
Coffee has dozens of flavors and in order to pull out those flavors correctly one need not only sense of taste but also sense of smell. Without sense of smell it's almost impossible to taste anything from coffee. Once in a while our senses might be a bit out of order so in this blog I want to share tips how to improve your sense of smell.