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Adam Metelmann

Adam Metelmann

Adam lives in Brisbane, Australia and has over 20 years experience in the coffee world. He has competed in the Regional and Australian Barista Championships, is a self-confessed caffeine addict and loves nothing more than brewing, drinking and talking shop. Also known to have a serious sneaker addiction.
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The Enigma that is the Barista

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The Enigma that is the Barista

The ‘Barista’, (from the Italian for ‘bartender) is a person, usually a coffee house employee who prepares and serves coffee based drinks.In addition to this above description, it should also be noted that the term ‘Barista’ is also one of the most overused and underestimated job titles known to man.

The View From My Cup

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The View From My Cup

“What are you going to do, as a real job I mean?”

Many years ago, this question was asked to me by a casual staff member at a café that we both worked at. I was so shocked by what they had asked that I had no immediate answer.