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Advanced Barista Training 3-Pack

The Tools your Business Needs to Develop Expert Baristas

Bellissimo Coffee InfoGroup

A $200 value for $159.95!

This comprehensive package for advanced barista training includes Advanced Barista Training: Extreme Pours, Training with the Champions, and The World Barista Championship 2007: Tokyo, Japan:

Advanced Barista Training: Extreme Pours

2006 winner of the Specialty Coffee Association of America's "Best New Educational Product" 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.

After over a year of filming, Bellissimo has brought together in one DVD some of the best baristas in not only the United States, but in the world. In this approximately 45-minute training and educational DVD, each barista shares his or her techniques and philosophy of coffee and espresso, as well as what it takes to be a champion.

Training with the Champions

This training DVD is the first in which regional, national and world barista champions share their passion one-on-one with the coffee world. Featured are 2006 World Barista Champion (WBC) Klaus Thomsen and three former United States Barista Champions (USBC): Matt Riddle, Bronwen Serna and Phuong Tran. Northwest USBC champions Kyle Larson and Billy Wilson are also included, along with Cup of Excellence judge Stephen Vick, who is featured in a special cupping section. Making appearances are long-time barista competition judges Sarah Allen, editor of Barista Magazine, and Brent Fortune, owner of Crema Bakery and Café of Portland, Oregon.

Topics covered include:
  • Passion and Dedication
  • Advanced Preparation Techniques: Grinding, Tamping, Dosing, Distribution, Tips and Techniques
  • Latte Art: Advanced Espresso Extraction and Milk Steaming
  • Barista Competitions and the Global Barista Community
  • Consumer Education, Social Issues and Sustainability
  • Coffee Cupping in Your Coffee Bar

World Barista Championship 2007: Tokyo Japan

In a joint venture with the World Barista Championship (WBC), Bellissimo has created a two-DVD set documenting the 8th Annual World Barista Championship (WBC) held in Tokyo, Japan July 31 to August 2, 2007. This DVD set is the first of its kind produced in the eight-year history of the WBC, and uniquely captures both the heart and mind of the exciting 2007 championship event.

The first DVD is a 50-minute overview of the WBC event that captures the heart of the competition. This documentary-style DVD includes interviews, local color shots and footage of many of the competitors in action. This DVD documents the full WBC experience and allows viewers to see and feel the excitement generated by this competition as well as to hear from the participants, attendees and coffee professionals from all over the world.

The second free bonus 100-minute DVD is a training tool that features the performances of the six finalists in their entirety. This DVD is perfect for baristas who dream about competing or bettering their skills and want to analyze every move these champions make.

Please note - Because of laws governing the use of copyrighted music, the background music used by each of the six finalists in their presentations on the free bonus disc 2 had to be deleted. The high cost of licensing the background music (hundreds and thousands of dollars) was a financial impossibility for Bellissimo and the WBC, and the time it would have taken to negotiate such an agreement (12-18 months) would not have allowed us to produce this DVD and make it available to the coffee community in a timely manner.

As a result of deleting the background music, the narratives of the six finalists were also deleted and replaced with a sound track of ambient music owned by the production company that edited the film. Unfortunately, it was impossible to edit out the background music and leave the speech of the finalists intact. Both the WBC and Bellissimo wish we could have legally included the natural sound in the free bonus Disc 2, but this was simply not possible. We hope that watching each and every move the baristas make, filmed by multiple cameras, will be a great learning experience, even without the narratives.

Free Bonus DVD disc 2 features the six WBC finalists:
  • Anna Kaeppeli — Switzerland
  • Silvia Magalhaes — Brazil
  • Heather Perry — United States
  • Carl Sara — New Zealand
  • James Hoffmann — United Kingdom
  • Miyuki Miyamae — Japan

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