2006 winner of the Specialty Coffee Association of America's "Best New Educational Product" award.
Award This 40+ minute DVD features four of the country's most talented baristas demonstrating sophisticated latte art techniques, expanding the viewer's idea of what is possible when espresso and milk are combined in a cup. In addition to The Simple Heart, viewers will learn more complicated pours including The Triple Rosetta, The Apple, The Autumn Leaf, The Little Flower and The Fire-breathing Dragon. The featured baristas also discuss the fundamentals of coffee grinding, espresso extraction and milk texturing.
The DVD was shot at the American Barista & Coffee School in Portland, Oregon and directed by Bruce Milletto, president of Bellissimo Coffee InfoGroup.
The featured baristas — Billy Wilson of Portland, Oregon, Chris Deferio of Ithaca, New York, Austin Gregory of Seattle and Bellissimo consultant Matt Milletto — exhibit a passion for coffee and flair for showmanship that make the DVD entertaining as well as educational.