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Coffee Jargon: "Dialing In"

Have you ever waited longer than you expected for an espresso despite being the only customer at a cafe? Have you stood watching with vague horror as a barista pulled several shots in a row only to discard them? Have you ever wanted to grab said barista by the shoulders and shout, "What are you doing with all of this coffee, and where is my espresso?!" Don't worry—there's probably a method to the madness. More

Coffee Jargon: 'Pulling' a Shot

We all know that bartenders "pull" a beer from the tap into your glass, and that the word barista means "bartender" in Italian, but have you ever wondered where the term "to pull a shot of espresso" come from? More

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