Tag Archives: coffee shop tips

This Little Thing Most Baristas Are Missing

…And making your coffee taste awful. So you enter your neighbourhood cafe. The barista, beaming with joy, welcomes you with his ear-to-ear smile. While you are eyeing on the menu, he eagerly explains various delicacies of coffee you’d be tempted to try. You got sweet tongue, so you opt for natural-processed coffee. This time, you […]

When Tubruk Drinkers Meet Espresso

If first impressions determines 90% of a relationship, espresso perhaps is the most unfairly misunderstood dude around the block. There is this classic tale of a Tubruk-drinker walking into a café. He saw the menu, which seem very intimidating to him. Full of foreign Italian-sounding terms he never heard of. ‘Asking the barista would seem […]

How To Know You’re Getting ‘Bad Coffee’ in 30 Secs

Might as well lower your expectations of your cup when you see these symptoms. Better yet, don’t order. Oily hopper Dirty portafilter Leftover milk Dirty tip of steam wand Damp cloth/multi-cloth Hissing sound when your milk is being prepared These subtle signs might be easy to miss. But don’t let your guard down, for they […]