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    How to get cred hipster barista...

    This Naples guy is 60 years in and 12 million shots later....

    That's what I call a barista... It's in Italian, but I'm sure you'll get the idea...

    http://video.repubblica.it/edizione/.../102861/101241

  • #2
    Very nice; very humbling.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Talk_Coffee View Post
      How to get cred hipster barista...

      This Naples guy is 60 years in and 12 million shots later....

      That's what I call a barista... It's in Italian, but I'm sure you'll get the idea...

      http://video.repubblica.it/edizione/.../102861/101241

      The math is interesting:

      12,000,000 shots in 60 years = 200,000 shots per year

      Assuming he works 48 weeks per year (4 weeks of holidays) that would mean 4166.667 shots per week

      Assuming a 40 hour work week that would mean 104.1667 shots per hour, or one shot every 35 seconds, per working hour over 60 years

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      • #4
        It doesn't leave much time for toilet breaks.

        Barry

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Barry_Duncan View Post
          It doesn't leave much time for toilet breaks.

          Barry
          You never heard of a drip tray?

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          • #6
            Unlike most home barista's he uses a 3 group machine. He has 42 cups lined up in front of him. So, I don't think he'd have trouble pulling 6, let alone 1 shot, in 35 seconds.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dennis View Post
              Unlike most home barista's he uses a 3 group machine. He has 42 cups lined up in front of him. So, I don't think he'd have trouble pulling 6, let alone 1 shot, in 35 seconds.
              On a lever machine... with dosing and tamping to do as well...?

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              • #8
                In any event... he's been at it a very long time and pulled a heap of shots. Kudos to him!

                And... speaking of math... given that a standard Italian shot uses 7 grams of coffee, he has gone through a phenomenal 84,000kg of coffee!

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                • #9
                  Agreed,

                  Doser grinder and probably 98% espresso. Be it 6 mill or 12 mill, 60 years is one heck of a lot of coffee.

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                  • #10
                    At the end of the video, you can see the machine is a 4 group. Nevertheless, what an achievement. I love the professionalism, the attire and the culture.
                    Personally I would prefer to visit an establishment where the barista is washed, clean shaven, groomed and wearing an ironed shirt. The bowtie is a nice touch. The same preference extends to restaurants and chefs.
                    Nothing wrong with the good old European pride and satisfaction in their relevant professions.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Vinitasse View Post
                      On a lever machine... with dosing and tamping to do as well...?
                      Here is another video of an espresso bar in Napoli, with a 4 group lever. They can certainly pump out the coffee:

                      RAPIDO - YouTube

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Vinitasse View Post
                        On a lever machine... with dosing and tamping to do as well...?
                        On the Francino site , they rate their 2 group commercial lever machine for 360 shots ( espresso) per hour.
                        ...but only 210 if you are making capp's !
                        ...so if you are using a 4 group..????

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by blend52 View Post
                          On the Francino site , they rate their 2 group commercial lever machine for 360 shots ( espresso) per hour.
                          ...but only 210 if you are making capp's !
                          ...so if you are using a 4 group..????
                          I have no doubt the machine is capable of said number of shots per hour but I doubt the human interface would be able to keep up.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Vinitasse View Post
                            I have no doubt the machine is capable of said number of shots per hour but I doubt the human interface would be able to keep up.
                            It's very possible that he would work more than a 40 hr week Does the shot count include two per pull also?

                            Cool share!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by timmyc View Post
                              It's very possible that he would work more than a 40 hr week Does the shot count include two per pull also?

                              Cool share!
                              Asking a European to work more than a 40 hour week usually results in General Strikes and rioting!

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