‘Barista’ pronounced as ‘buh·ree·stuh.’ is a common term used in our favourite cafes, coffee hubs and bars. Barista is someone who specialises in making and serving varied beverages, sometimes even snacks. You can usually find them brewing your favourite cuppa at a coffee shop or at a bar, which serves coffee and other speciality beverages. It’s quite fascinating to know that a barista’s job has more to do than just creating awesome beverages. So, if you’re a coffee fanatic, put on your reading glasses with a cup of hot cappuccino in your hand and enjoy reading this article!
Barista holds its origin in Italy, and the word is used to refer to a ‘bartender,’ whose job is to serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, including coffee-based drinks. But, in the United States and many other countries, including India, it is only used to refer to a person who serves coffee-based drinks like espresso, cappuccino, lattes, etc.
What do you need to become a ‘barista?’
Becoming a barista is not a hard job as such, but one must know his/her coffee inside out.
Some things you need to know about a ‘barista’
Don’t confuse ‘barista’ with ‘birista’
Confused between these two similar-sounding words? We are here to help you! ‘Barista’ and ‘birista’ may sound similar but are totally different in the culinary world. ‘Birista’ is nothing but fried onions or thin slices of onion, which are deep-fried till they turn golden brown. These crispy golden fried onions are then used in a variety of dishes like – biryani, soups, curries, dals, sandwiches, khichdis, pulaos, etc. – to either beautify, enhance flavours or add a unique taste and texture to the dish. Hope you don’t find yourself muddled between barista and birista from now on.
After reading this interesting info, we are pretty sure you’re craving for coffee. Go on and turn into a barista at home! Here are some interesting coffee recipes: https://www.sanjeevkapoor.com/All-recipesearch.aspx?Search=coffee&course=&cusine=&recipetitle
Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.