Hi there all!
I am a Barista working in a fairly popular cafe in Rockhampton Queensland, we serve Toby's Estate coffee and are known as one of the best coffee shops in town. I have done my accreditation at Toby's in Sydney and am very passionate about my coffee, I am definitely becoming a Coffee Geek! Unfortunately we have had a lot of drama over the past few months, with new owners coming on board in the next few weeks.
I'm feeling worried that a new staff member has come along with many more years experience than I have, however thought it was ok to tell me that it takes a number of hours for oxygen to effect ground coffee, and had never heard of a gasket brush! He seems to think he will fix the way we do things, to make it more like starbucks (where he has managed in London). I'm worried that I won't get taken seriously next to someone with many more years on me.
I don't have 10 years experience behind me, but I have passion and that should count for something right!?