well, hello there!
BARISTA STORY A barista is an espresso machine “coffee artist” who has extensive knowledge about coffee and prepares, decorates and serves drinks to the customer. Barista is the Italian word for barkeeper. The Italian plural form is baristi for male or bariste for female. The term was initially adopted in English, where its meaning changed. While a barista in Italy serves all kinds of drinks, the term in English-speaking countries refers to an individual who prepares and serves espresso-based drinks with an air of professionalism, primarily in coffee shops.