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  • Artistic Baristas take note.

    The wife found this in a recent 50/50 column in the Herald Sun.
    It went like this....Notice to all Baristas.
    I like my coffee hot. Dont worry about the fancy art work." :
    Obviously someone who does not watch the skill of an artistic Barista as he/she makes the coffee.

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    I like being able to taste what i eat and drink in the days after a coffee. I also like smooth creamy milk rather then thin boiled yuk

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      If they are talking about the work with toothpicks to draw pictures then I agree totally but freepour art improves the experience.

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        > Well, thats the last love heart I make for you, Sulky Advocate of the Under-appreciative Masses! Make it yourself.

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          lol
          im with Mel on this one!

          You want super hot non artistic coffee? Boil the jug and burn yourself some international roast!

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            1. I feel sad for anyone who has had a decent coffee so seldom that "hot" is their criteria for enjoying a cup.

            2. Its a newspaper beat-up. Ignore it. Its designed to sell stuff, not inform. It has been a long time since most of Australias daily paper media deserved the title "newspaper".

            Greg (sipping a perfectly hot enough Colombian home-roast)

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              Re: Artistic Baristas take note.

              Originally posted by 58565B544355543A0 link=1253424694/2#2 date=1253426772
              If they are talking about the work with toothpicks to draw pictures then I agree totally but freepour art improves the experience.
              Please explain.

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                If someone is drawing a design on the top of my coffee it is taking longer to get to me and so getting cold, it does not (to me) add to the potential quality of the coffee. A well poured heart or rosetta however at least indicates that the milk should be smooth and creamy and doesnt take any extra time so the drink should be at its optimum. Just my opinion others may like intricate designs on top of their coffee but (apart from freepour art) doesnt add to my drinking experience.

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                  Maybe I need to get out more, but Ive yet to come across a place that etches stuff on top of my coffee. Ive only ever encountered it on youtube and this years Latte Art winner.

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                    When I was in Hong Kong earlier this year several cafes I visited did the etched artwork on flat whites and lattes.

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                      Originally posted by 5B4E595952515D523C0 link=1253424694/9#9 date=1253446437
                      When I was in Hong Kong earlier this year several cafes I visited did the etched artwork on flat whites and lattes.
                      to be honest I think a nice heart is far more appetising then a freaky face.

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                        Im not a fan of etching but if someone can make a cats head & ears or a rabbits head and ears free pour, I certainly wouldnt begrudge them  etching the whiskers and nose.

                        Some of the best latte art Ive seen however, is a free pour hummingbird followed by a free pour swan.  The latter is attached.

                        *free pour envy*



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                          Cafe Zambra in HK! Going there at the end of this year.

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                            Originally posted by 615C5140475241330 link=1253424694/12#12 date=1253451925
                            Cafe Zambra in HK! Going there at the end of this year.
                            Well spotted Rob.

                            Crema in East TST is always worth a visit and you may wish to try Cafe Coco in Sheung Wan (7 mins walk from the escalator) too.  Johnsons in fine form at the moment.

                            Review: http://baristabrothers.com/?p=147

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                              Re: Artistic Baristas take note.

                              Originally posted by 71737F7777797E63100 link=1253424694/8#8 date=1253443844
                              Maybe I need to get out more, but Ive yet to come across a place that etches stuff on top of my coffee. Ive only ever encountered it on youtube and this years Latte Art winner.  
                              Not that it will help you, being in Melbourne, but here in the Inner West of Sydney theres a barista who etches pretty amazing stuff. Hes good at it, and quick, and its pretty cool seeing what he comes up with.

                              Cafe Ism in Newtown, if youre interested.

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