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As Cake + Loaf prepared for the bakery to open, we were lucky enough to have Geoff, from Detour Coffee, visit and teach us some espresso basics. We were excited to learn how to pour a shot, steam milk, and drink like an expert (and expert he is, Geoff recently won first place in the Central Canadian Barista Competition!).
One of our taste-tests involved four different espresso shots, each poured longer than the last. Geoff did this to illustrate the importance of testing and trying different times, to get the shot that delivers the best overall taste. While some people prefer more bitter or syrupy, we were to find the middle ground - something that masses could enjoy.
After some demonstrations from Geoff, it was our turn to try. Amanda stepped up and after a few tries, made us all some yummy lattes!
Nickey was next to try, and another (successful) barista was born!
Some of the Detour coffee Geoff brought with him:
The day was great from start...
(Latte art created by Geoff.)
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