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Posted Tue Mar 18, 2014, 10:39am
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It all depends on where you go and who you talk to.  The baristas at my local shops are more than happy to talk if the shop isn't busy.
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Posted Wed Mar 19, 2014, 11:33am
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I've had luck talking to barristas in NYC at Blue Bottle on certain days and not so much luck on other days. Depends on who is behind the counter. One guy told me that it was a waste to ask him what his brew parameters were since I would never be able to replicate it at home. The other person was more engaging and had some good suggestions.
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Posted Wed Mar 19, 2014, 11:47am
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espressonewb1 Said:

One guy told me that it was a waste to ask him what his brew parameters were since I would never be able to replicate it at home.

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Some of the guys and gals on the forum have some pretty darn nice (and expensive) equipment. That's when you tell him, after you've finished his espresso, that you replicate that same burned, over-extracted flavor unknowingly at home with your over-roasted and charred Starbucks beans on your steamer :P

 
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Posted Wed Mar 19, 2014, 3:02pm
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When visiting various cafés In Toronto, I've had mostly good experiences chatting with baristas. I usually ask what blend/beans they're using for their espresso. Or, I'll ask them how they like their machine and/or grinder. Sometimes I'll ask about their dosing if it's a blend I also use at home. Most of the time they've been pleasant, and open to chatting. But it's clear that some are more knowledgeable than others.
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Posted Wed Mar 19, 2014, 4:07pm
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In reality here is the source of so many barista troubles:
SB.....

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Posted Fri Mar 28, 2014, 12:57am
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DanoM Said:

In reality here is the source of so many barista troubles:
SB.....

Posted March 19, 2014 link

Amen. Specifically that "macchiato" too. I wish Starbucks would just cave on that and name it something else. It still causes a ton of confusion in quality cafes (with some customers) to this day.

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