The ultimate barista

When it comes to our daily cup of joe, some of us (cough cough) can be unreasonably fussy. Ever find yourself eyeing off the barista as you enter the cafe, deciding whether that poor under paid craftsman is worthy of serving up your daily lifeline?

Well judge no more. Instead, head to Intelligentsia Coffee in Venice, California.

Watch this guy’s dreamy and meticulous preparation of the espresso shot. This, is coffee porn at it’s finest.

Get to know your coffee

James Hoffmann is a coffee expert, an author and World Barista Champion of 2007. He’s well qualified to teach you the difference between an Arabica and a Robusta.

Buy James’ book: The World Atlas of Coffee: From Beans to Brewing – Coffees Explored, Explained and Enjoyed.