We guarantee this video will be the best thing you’ll see today, especially if you have any modicum of interest in the wonder that is coffee.
The video is the first episode of CHOW’s “Obsessives” series and features Arno Holschuh, a barista at San Francisco’s own Blue Bottle Coffee. There are seven segments of Arno discussing various aspects of the coffee world, from coffee storage to Starbucks farm policies to the life of a barista.
Among the fun tidbits we learned: ground coffee has a shelf life of two-three minutes (so grind it at home), don’t freeze your coffee beans, don’t use drip machines and a real espresso should have a nice layer of crema, which comes from oils and provides nice flavor.
Get the Shot: One man, many beans, and the perfect cup of coffee [CHOW]
Blue Bottle Coffee [Official Site]