Posted by Richard Steven on Tuesday, March 5, 2013,
Is making a perfect cup of coffee an art or a science?
At my favorite local coffee shop this morning I was reminded once again of the value of metrics in any endeavor. It was morning Joe rush hour and the espresso machine was steaming. A friendly but focused barista ground beans, flipped switches and poured liquids. At her left elbow was an assistant, himself an accomplished barista, working in tandem with the barista in charge.