So I read this story from Salon a couple of days ago, and I just can’t resist posting a link to it here. Apparently we Americans are huge disappointments as baristas. Who knew? Of course the story is a bit over the top (Ok, maybe a lot), but it was still entertaining to read, if for nothing else the letters to the editor that follow. Basically, the story follows Giorgio Milos, former Italian barista champion and trainer for illy, around New York City, and documents his disappointment from one café to the next.
Give a read (if you want) and let us know what you think.