n – (Business / Professions) a person who makes and serves coffee in a coffee bar
[Italian: literally, bartender]
Melbournians LOVE their coffee. There’s something about a great brew, the morning greeting, the aromas in the air: all part of the morning experience that makes any morning become bearable.
And the barista is the one that prepares hundreds of these “pick me ups” every morning, indirectly (and sometimes directly) contributing to the increased level of productivity of Victoria’s workforce every day.
Here’s the start of an album to pay tribute to these guys. The heroes of Melbourne’s economy.