What is a barista? Espresso Perfetto explains!

Barista - What is it? Barista is the Italian term for a bartender. A barista is a true expert in the art of coffee and a master of his trade: in addition to the excellent preparation of various coffee specialties, he also has extensive coffee knowledge. His knowledge ranges from the different types of coffee, roasting aromas and grinds to coffee growing regions.

But what exactly does a barista do and what does the barista profession look like? Espresso Perfetto explains! In our blog post you can learn everything about the barista.

What does Barista mean?

A barista is a passionate coffee artist. He prepares coffee specialties of all kinds with the aim of always perfecting the coffee experience of his customers and fellow human beings. The magical craft of the baristi is the impressive latte art: They are experts in the artistic decoration in the milk foam, create true works of art and are guaranteed to put a smile on the face of every customer!

And what else does it mean to be a barista? The heart of the barista beats out of passion for coffee: He knows the right roasting method, the perfect grind as well as the optimal pressure of the espresso machine for each individual coffee speciality. The barista masters the operation and maintenance of the espresso machine and espresso grinder, recognizes sources of error as quickly as possible and can adjust the machines independently. In principle, a barista is both an artist and a technician.

In addition, the barista is characterized by a distinctly fine sense of taste: Extremely experienced baristi recognize a variety of flavors and can even pick out coffee type and origin of the coffee bean. If your coffee tastes irresistibly delicious, is artistically embellished, and is served and prepared with joy - then you're dealing with a professional barista!


Profession Barista: With passion to become a true barista artist

Do you want to turn your passion for coffee into a career and become a professional coffee artist? Or you've always wanted to master the craft of coffee art and wow friends and family with impressive latte art?

Whether you are looking for further education for your profession or want to turn your passion into a career: Thanks to our Barista Courses you'll soon be hyped by customers, friends and family for your unique dexterity!

Barista courses

In our Barista Seminar you will learn and master the art of coffee preparation in all its facets. You will acquire knowledge and unique skills and learn about the machines as well as preparation tricks. In our Barista training you will learn what a unique and sensory wonderland coffee can be. Following the 4M principle, we will show you all the important steps to make the perfect espresso, cappuccino or latte macchiato. After that, you'll definitely be able to take on the real coffee professionals!

The Espresso Perfetto filter coffee workshop!

In our intensive filter coffee workshop we will show you all the preparation alternatives to the portafilter machine. You will learn the most exciting filter coffee brewing methods so that you can prepare the perfect hand-brewed filter coffee.

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Our latte art workshop for everyone!

As is well known, the eye drinks with you! In our "Latte Art" intensive courses our SCAE-certified baristas show you how to impress yourself and others with artfully arranged cappuccino milk foam.

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You want to fulfill your dream and become a barista yourself?

Passion, enthusiasm and joy in contact with people - all this is needed to make a career at Espresso Perfetto . In our exciting Youtube video, you can find out everything about the dream job of barista. Our barista Buket tells you about her daily work and also shows you how to make the perfect Italian cappuccino. Be sure to check it out!

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