The Amazing Talents of Baristas

Coffee is serious business around the world, and the United States is no exception. In fact, the average American worker spends in the area of $1,000 on coffee every year. Buying coffee is a treasured part of a morning routine; seeing the familiar face of a friendly barista is a welcome part of the day. Serving coffee drinks has gone far beyond simply pouring some hot brew into a cup—it is now a true art form for some, one that can lead to global competition. Italy will play host to…