To maintain coffee consistency in your preparation of our favourite beverage during busy periods of service, follow our simple steps. These steps will make it easier for you to follow an efficient workflow.
Step 1 – Know your recipe
Ensure that you maintain your espresso recipe, especially during peak periods. Weigh your dose, check the yield on the machine daily, and adjust your coffee grinder to keep shot times between 27 and 33 seconds.
Step 2 – Follow ‘The Process’
This will ensure that the coffee is consistently delicious, no matter who is making it. (For a refresher on ‘The Process’ be sure to refer to your copy of the Karvan Coffee barista training manual)
Step 3 – Backflush your machine with water (no chemical) during service
Do this at least once every hour and don’t forget to clean your handles! If you are busy with orders, ask another staff member to black flush for you. Remember that a dirty machine = bad tasting coffee.
Step 4 – Ask for help!
If at any time you are struggling to maintain the quality of the coffee, it is time to get a second person to help out on the machine. If you fall behind on orders or your recipe is all out of whack, call for help. Coffee consistency is what keeps your customers returning.
One person should prepare the espresso shots while the other person steams the milk. Continue with this setup until the orders die down, at which point one person can manage on their own.