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    12 million shots

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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

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    Very nice; very humbling.

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    Quote 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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    It doesn't leave much time for toilet breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry_Duncan View Post
    It doesn't leave much time for toilet breaks.

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    You never heard of a drip tray?

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    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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    Quote 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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    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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    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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    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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinitasse View Post
    Asking a European to work more than a 40 hour week usually results in General Strikes and rioting!
    While that's a popular generalisation, and true in plenty of cases, it varies by town/industry/and the ethos of the individual involved. Can't speak for Italy, but I know a number of hospitality employees in France who work 50+ hrs a week (and no....they're not ex pats). I reckon 12 million man might be a hard worker (not exactly going out on a limb).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry O'Speedwagon View Post
    While that's a popular generalisation, and true in plenty of cases, it varies by town/industry/and the ethos of the individual involved. Can't speak for Italy, but I know a number of hospitality employees in France who work 50+ hrs a week (and no....they're not ex pats). I reckon 12 million man might be a hard worker (not exactly going out on a limb).
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    Have you heard the one about overtime in Greece ... ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernsbrew View Post
    Have you heard the one about overtime in Greece ... ?
    All right...let rip.

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    What I think is really noteworthy about 12 million shots is the absence of any mention of RSI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinitasse View Post
    On a lever machine... with dosing and tamping to do as well...?
    Clack clack of the doser and push the grounds down with the tamper hanging off the doser, takes them about a second...

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    ..Yep ! .. i guess after the first million or two, you get a pretty good routine going !!



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