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Monday, October 10, 2005

An eight year old's observations on latte art

Is it ever too early to start coaching kids to become International Champion Baristas?


In the words of 8 year old Charlotte:
Today when we were at work at the Roastery, we were this close to a Rosetta Latte (pronounced with David Schomer's faux Italian accent).

Q: What did you learn about making espresso today?
A: Two things. To make a Rosetta Latte, brew straight into the cup, not into the shot glasses.

Q: Why?
A: Because it makes the crema better.

Q: Better how?
A: It makes the background color darker.

Q: What was the second thing you learned?
A: I learned that the Rosetta Latte is very hard to make. So when you make it at home, make sure to start out in the middle and kind of work your way to the side of the cup.

Q: Did you learn anything else?
A: The Rosetta Latte is a delicacy in Italy. And also the macchiato is very similar to the rosetta latte.

Q: What was the best part of today?
A: Watching Kiley make funny faces at the camera after he made his **almost** rosetta latte.

(maybe when we're 14 we'll learn the famous Rosetta latte perfectly)


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