By Glasshouse Apps
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Beautifully optimized for the iPhone 5 display, Barista™ is an app that will help you create cafe-quality espresso at home. It's a personal, portable tutor aimed at equipping you with the knowledge you need to get the most out of your espresso machine.
✔ Step-by-step instructions for the most common espresso beverages
✔ Beautifully shot HD video demonstrations of Espresso Machine Basics and two latte art techniques
✔ Tips such as selecting, storing and grinding coffee beans, tamping and extracting single and double shots, texturing milk, pouring latte art and more
✔ An Extraction Timer
✔ A Coffee Talk glossary of espresso-related terms and equipment
Featuring iPhone 5 optimized graphics, Barista takes you one big step closer to that perfect espresso.
Use the built-in camera to take photos of beverages and save them into categorized galleries so that you can track your progress as you improve.
What people have said about Barista:
"From the first shot I pulled after buying this app, my guests noticed a difference."
- Erik Hamilton ✭✭✭✭✭
"I used to work for the Big Green Coffee Monster...This app is great because it is helping me unlearn the bad things charbux taught me."
- phi1294, 5 stars ✭✭✭✭✭
"Very good app. I am a barista and I use this app to train others in becoming baristas too. ✭✭✭✭✭" (Wyatt Raymond via feedback)
What's New in Version 1.8
✔ Support for the iPhone 5 display size
✔ New and vastly improved HD video, perfect for viewing in full screen on the iPhone 5
Taught me everything I know
Excellent resource, and taking photos of my handiwork is pretty fun to see. I've had this app for almost two years and I've learned a lot.
Another review mentioned the videos taking up space, but I watch them all the time; the rosetta/heart ones are great reminders to watch while my machine is building up steam.
You get what you pay for.
I thought they had a lot of varieties for coffee and expresso but I thought the app lacked of more videos. It would have been nice to see detailed videos rather then one 2-minute video and two 10-second videos (although helpful) but I loved the HD though. I do recommend this app for quick learning and tools for what it takes to become a fine barista.
Fun and very useful for a home barista! Also helped me get a job at Starbucks by displaying a very good basic knowledge and understanding of espresso drinks.