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March 16, 2008

What a great word, “barista,” it just rolls right off the tongue. According to Wikipedia, “barista refers to one who has acquired some level of expertise in the preperation of espresso-based coffee drinks.” And Danielle Glasky, a barista at Octane Coffee in Atlanta, really knows her craft. I had the recent pleasure of meeting her […]

What a great word, “barista,” it just rolls right off the tongue. According to Wikipedia, “barista refers to one who has acquired some level of expertise in the preperation of espresso-based coffee drinks.” And Danielle Glasky, a barista at Octane Coffee in Atlanta, really knows her craft.
I had the recent pleasure of meeting her while on assignment for the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Glasky, who placed third in the Southeast Barista Championship last year in Tampa, recently went to Japan learning roasting techniques from a master.


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