Here is another '3 Common Barista Mistakes' that you should avoid. This video follows up on a recent video that we put out of the same name where we look into common mistakes we see many baristas making that should be avoided.
In this video the first mistake Jimmy talks about are those filthy dirty steam wands you too often see on coffee machines because they're not being looked after properly. They're caked with old burnt milk that not only looks terrible but it's also going to affect the flavor of the coffee too. Clean your steam wands!
The second mistake he discusses is the old method of spooning out frothed milk to make your flat whites or cappuccinos. The only reason you'd be spooning out your milk is because you can't steam and texture your milk properly which usually means you've overstretched your milk and it's going to taste nasty.
Lastly, Jimmy talks about hanging jugs. This means placing your jugs under the steam wand and letting them hang there steaming away whilst you're off doing other things. It's multitasking but not in a good way!
Anyway, we hoped you've enjoyed this video and please be sure to leave us a comment below if you have any other mistakes that you think baristas are making. Perhaps they are mistakes that we can make a future video about.
Thanks for watching!
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