Portrait of a BaristaWritten by Iulia Pascanu
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3. A skilled barista, one you would like to have prepare your cup, has several years of experience. 4. A good barista carries out to near-perfection four operations: dosing, tamping, pulling and steaming. 5. A good barista knows that no. 4 is not enough and sometimes helpless. For example, tamping depends on finesse of grind. The finer grind, less important tamping. 6. A really good barista pays atention both to quality of coffee and presentation. 7. The skilled barista is capable of performing more operations at same time. 8. The barista you like interacts with his or her customers. 9. A good barista can manage to make a pretty good cup with less sophisticated appliances. Meanless to say, opposite is not true. 10. A good barista can make a flourishing business out of your modest old cofee-shop. Again, opposite in not true.
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Food and feng shuiWritten by Jakob Jelling
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You should also achieve a yin and yan balance in your food which is done through balance of flavors. A feng shui and yin yan harmonic dish would contain strong flavors as well as delicate ones balanced through use of different colors. There should not be one strong element predominating too much over others. The food, colors and smells should all be in balance.
It is also important to pay attention to food smells as well. You should like smell of your food and it should be appealing to you. Every sense which is part of eating process should be paid attention to and in balance with dish as a unity. All process, through which food goes, from where they are originated to when we eat it, is very important and should be followed carefully.
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