I’ve written before about classes I’ve taken that fill my head with extremely vital info that I don’t know how I lived without. In sharing those stories I’d be lying if I said that the searing jealousy from friends who wish they also learned the sekrit skillz wasn’t half the charm. That said, I’m currently directly that same searing jealousy at the recent hires for Intelligentsia‘s soon to open Venice location who are currently buried in the grounds of Barista bootcamp being taught by Kyle Glanville. This is a class I’d kill to take (and I know how to do that too) if it was offered to the public. Sadly, it’s top secret or something. Luckily, schmuks like you and me can follow along on the recently more active Intelli.la blog:
Easy, breezy…eat a piece and describe what you’re eating without mentioning the fruit itself. (And saying “plantain” for banana will get you a stink eye)
Measure the acidity of the pineapple. Measure the sweetness. Compare it to the honeydew. Compare it to the grape. Now we’re talking. Suddenly, you can taste hints of almonds in a banana. Or Earl Grey tea in the blood orange. Seriously. The world gets more interesting when you stop to think about things.
Damn that sounds cool. I want in. Seriously. Please?