[Homeroast] Balzac's Pleasures and Pains of Coffee

The Boss bossman001 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 25 22:47:51 CDT 2010

Wow, how true is that...  measuring & being told what they can & cant do,
yet CLAIMING "Barista".

Its no doubt *REPULSIVE* to anyone who has a love for the art.

I really think the true Barista is an artist.
> To quote Barzun: "An artist has every right - one may even say a duty - to
> exhibit his productions as prominently as he can."
> and- "Art distills sensation and embodies it with enhanced meaning in a
> memorable form - or else it is not art. "
> Most employees that claim the title of "barista" have no more to do with
> the
> ultimate flavor of the drinks they brew than an offset web press operator
> can claim literary talent and authorship of the copies he prints. The
> employee's drinks engender the same sensation as when finding a political
> flyer on the windshield at the mall-

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