The American Barista & Coffee School [get it, ABC?] is open, and the first students are surprised to discover just what there is to learn. Says one restaurant owner,
“We’re two weeks into it, and we didn’t even know we were doing it poorly,” she said. “How would I know? Some company came in, set me up, and, said ‘See ya.’ I’ve really been educated here. It’s an investment.”
Of course, if you don’t wanna pony up seven large to learn the ABCs at Bellissimo’s place, you can always jack into the collective wisdom of alt.coffee. You might even find somebody in your neighborhood who’d be happy to bring the lesson to you.