Practical Tips for Baristas
In the Practical Tips section we provide interesting and comprehensive practical information on what to do with the natural product coffee to help you achieve a perfect result in the cup. Don’t let up and benefit from our experience!
The secret of a perfect cappuccino is its basis of an excellent espresso, to which the optimum crema is added. But it takes a few prerequisites to make your milk foam a real success, starting with some practice and – most of all – patience.
Tamping – the tamping pressure
Tamping is the often underestimated movement carried out before the portafilter is turned into the brew group – that is the distribution and the tamping pressure of the coffee powder in the portafilter. Only a truly well-trained barista with much experience is perfect at it, because the smooth flow of the movement by which the uniform pressing and, thus, condensing of the coffee powder in the portafilter occurs is decisive; this is the only way to make the water flow uniformly through the portafilter, thereby ensuring optimum extraction and releasing all the desired flavours.
It all depends on the right drinking vessel!
It is no secret that the material, shape and size of a cup influence the coffee drinking experience. So in order to create a perfect coffee experience you should not only focus on the right type of preparation, but also on the adequate drinking vessel. The people in charge at Coffee Roasting Company Schreyögg have long been working on this question, because there are infinite numbers of shapes, but sometimes the design focuses more on effective presentation rather than on perfect enjoyment. Only the choice of the material is uncomplicated, since porcelain is the most suitable material for a coffee vessel.
Practical Tips for Baristas
Apart from cleaning the coffee machine, to which Coffee Times already devoted an article in the past, the coffee grinder also needs regular checking and immaculate cleanliness.
Automatic machines which have a lot to offer
The fully automatic coffee machine is characterised by easy operation and great diversity. Coffee Times takes a look at the complex interior of these powerful machines.
Pod machine and detailed views
To help you serve your customers with a professional pod system, Coffee Roasting Company Schreyögg has especially included coffee machines for the catering business in its programme, which, of course, meet the E.S.E. standard.
Breakfast machines and their special features
The generally growing requirements of guests also involve coffee machines. A well-done breakfast includes a big choice of various coffee specialties and in order to guarantee the desired quality of these, coffee machines and the people operating them must have quite some skills.
Whether it is freshly brewed filter coffee, espresso, cappuccino or decaffeinated coffee, for coffee roasters it is important to cover the complete range. Roasting, blending and the degree of grind are of particular importance.