dope-barista said: For a flat white, what is the step by step process you would recommend? Happy Holidays! :)
sorry for the late reply, didn’t get a notification about this!
Remove portafilter, knock out old coffee puck and wipe clean and dry. Whiling doing this, run a bit of water through the group head to clean it. Dose your coffee into the basket (probably 18g, depending on the coffee), level it off with your finger and tamp hard enough to make it into a solid puck, and make sure to keep it level. Insert the portafilter into the group, and turn on the pressure - it should take 25-30 seconds to pull about 28g of espresso. This can be different for different coffees.
While the shot is pulling, steam your milk to around 45-50 degrees, with a small layer of foam. Wipe the steam wand immediately, then pour your milk into the espresso, sip and wonder :)
So, I now work for a tea company. Don’t get me wrong, we do everything we can with the coffee! However, I’m learning a lot more about tea. So I’m probably gonna post more stuff about that now too.
So, I’m gonna start with Iron Goddess of Mercy.
kingsforever-deactivated2014011 said: How the hell did I miss that you're in my city!? How much longer are you here buddy?
haha indefinitely man, moved here to work at Waterloo Tea. Well, that and to escape Shrewbsury! So yeah, here full time. If you find yourself in Penarth check out Waterloo Tea in the Washington building, I seem to spent most of my time there behind the espresso machine, which I’m okay with!
I’ve recently started a new job as a barista. I’m now working at Waterloo Tea in Cardiff, currently in the Penarth store in the Washington building. So far its been fantastic, working with amazing people and serving a jaw-dropping selection of fantastic tea, coffee and cakes.
photo by @ctangle on twitter. Currently using a delicious single origin coffee from Honduras roasted by Square Mile with strong tastes of toffee and burnt caramel, this is how we present our Flat Whites. It feels fantastic to already have people sharing photos of the drinks I make and serve them.
Sorry about that. There’s some big news coming up for me, which will probably mean a load of cool new photos and boring text blocks, so hopefully I’ll be back to being entertaining soon!