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Startup: Puff the Magic Barista

Like most of our visitors, I like to kick off the morning with jolt. I won’t begrudge people cream & sugar, or even a flavor shot; but this is almost sacrilegious. Props to the barista but nobody watches Formula 1 for the paint jobs, do they?

 

  • TX_Stig

    I don't know. I think there is a difference between sitting down to enjoy the coffee and fumbling for it with the idea of reaching morning sentience quicker. To me, this is just presentation. The food might be the same, but depending on the context, I expect and enjoy nice presentation. If it's in a to go box, then I don't expect great presentation. I expect efficiency and correct packing of the food. But if I am sitting down to enjoy the meal that I didn't have to prepare for myself, then presentation is part of the experience. I could see that being extended to this. Besides, without a little artistic detail, what is the barista other than a component of the machine that made your coffee?
    Just my thoughts.

    • TechieInHell

      He hasn't posted comment but after I put this up, Deartháir pointed out to me that latté art also demonstrates that the crema is properly formed and the milk is properly prepared.

      • TX_Stig

        That's interesting. I did not know that. Cool beans.

        • theTokenGreek

          I certainly hope they're not cool!

          • PowerTryp

            Never had an iced coffee then? 😛

          • theTokenGreek

            robble robble robble, back in my day coffee was hot, robble robble

          • TechieInHell

            Maybe you do hope they're cool. Someone seems to think that a cold extraction process is better: http://www.funraniumlabs.com/the-black-blood-of-t

          • theTokenGreek

            I may actually have to try this. I do tend to be a huge fan of lighter roasts, for essentially the same reasoning.

      • The Professor

        Fearless Leader actually knew that? I'm stunned. I had him pegged as a coffee philistine.

        • TechieInHell

          Well, he is a coffee philistine. He carefully researches what's good and what's bad, usually gets the good but is far too willing to settle for swill, then dumps so much cream, sugar, flavoring, barbiturates, hallucinogens, and weapons grade pharmaceuticals into it that any "coffee" content is an incidental garnish.

          • The Professor

            Ah, he likes the theory of coffee but not the reality. Figures…

          • Deartháir

            I just like the smell.

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