A Tribute to the Barista.
Ritual n. a religious or solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order.
The first thing I do when I wake up every morning is go downstairs, switch on the espresso machine, drink a tall glass of water, then make a flat white for my wife and an espresso for myself. The whir of the grinder perfumes the kitchen air and, as the machine extracts the tawny elixir, my heart warms to the comfort of this daily ritual.
Damn, it’s good to be alive.
Almost 20 years ago, I owned a few coffee bars. I remember one Saturday in particular, working the espresso machine from 7am to 3pm, non-stop and without a break. That day we served over a thousand coffees in that little bar. It was hard but rewarding work. I miss it sometimes. It’s an addictive sensation watching a customer enjoy a drink you’ve prepared with diligence and dedication. It’s a gratifying responsibility to be part of someone’s daily ritual.
Barista n. from the Italian for "bartender” - a person, usually a coffeehouse employee, who prepares and serves espresso-based coffee drinks.
A barista blends art and science to serve you magic. A barista is sometimes the first person you talk to in the morning. A barista can make your day with a big smile and that perfect cuppa.
Our oat milk is dedicated to all the hard working baristas out there, who spend their entire shift on their feet, making magic to start our days or gently wind them down.