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If you’re new to the coffee industry and not yet familiar with lingo like ‘extraction’ and ‘brew filter’, then communicating with your co-workers is going to be a challenge. While you’ll definitely learn a lot from listening to and observing your fellow baristas, it can help to have someone run through the main terms so you have a knowledge base to start with.

Pete Licata won the 2013 World Barista Championship, and now works as a coffee educator and consultant. In this lesson, he defines the main terms that come up when discussing espresso preparation.

Learn hospitality skills for today’s world, including definitions for:

  • Extraction and extraction time
  • Dose
  • Portafilter
  • Brew or beverage yield
  • Brew ratio
  • Distribution
  • Under extraction and over extraction

Baristas, get your career off to the right start with this expert coaching!


Pete Licata

World Barista Champion Pete Licata has worked in every facet of the coffee industry. He now runs a coffee consulting business and trains competition baristas.

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