A few years ago I took a barista training class for espresso enthusiasts at Chicago’s Intelligentsia Coffee Roasting Works on West Fulton. The 3 hour class went over the basics of espresso preparation, milk steaming and latte art (yes I did learn to make the little swiggle on the top of a cappuccino!). It was a great experience. I learned a lot about the art and science of espresso roasting and pulling the perfect shot. I also got a new appreciation for the professional barista and a Black Cat espresso buzz that lasted the rest of the afternoon.
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