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Deals Tue Aug 30 2011

So You Want To Be a Barista...

cup.jpgBloomspot can help! Over the next few days, the site is offering $40 for either a Coffee 101 Class (which includes history, selection, and brewing perfection) or a Barista Basics class (which includes pulling espresso and steaming milk), both an $80 value, at Ipsento Coffee House and Roaster in Bucktown. So if you've ever felt the urge to try on a barista hat for a day, but aren't quite ready to ditch your day job to do it, here's your chance to try it on for size.

Ipsento Coffee House is located at 2035 N Western Ave Chicago, IL 60647. 773-904-8177.

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LHollander / September 2, 2011 1:12 AM

This place Rocks! the lessons are informative and FOR get the informatinon delivered in a genuine & knowledgeable way. Worth your time if you care at all about coffee.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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