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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

How to make the perfect latte

Here's a video I shot and edited of Tony Tausch, owner of the Coffee Emporium, showing how to make the perfect latte at the Emporium's Central Parkway location. Polly Campbell wrote a story along the same lines for Wednesday's paper (I'll post that link here once it's up). Tony is basically a walking coffee encyclopedia, and the downtown Coffee Emporium is just the coolest place. There are big sacks of coffee beans on shelves in one corner, you can peek into the room where the coffee roaster is, and there's always an interesting mix of people hanging out there -- business people, hipster types working on laptops, etc. Sadly, I didn't have time to sample one of this beautiful lattes he made when I shot this, but I'll definitely go back.

Update: Go here to read Polly's story on "Cincinnati's Mr. Coffee."



at 4:23 PM Anonymous CLC said...

Lauren -- This is definitely one of the most professional videos I've seen on Enquirer.com lately. Good job capturing the natural sound, and kudos on not using any voiceovers!

at 9:33 PM Blogger Ryan Detzel said...

Great video. Unfortunately I've made a deal with myself to only buy one expensive coffee this week. I added up the total spent on coffee a couple weeks ago and it was a little bit on the astounding side.

Mmmm...latte...*gives in to temptation*

at 11:33 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been trying the same plan as Ryan, but if every latte I got looked as good as the one in the video, it would be a lot harder.

at 10:03 AM Blogger Lauren Bishop said...

Thanks, clc! I'm not a fan of video voiceovers either, although you can hear me saying "ahhh" toward the end of the video (as Tony explains why they make latte art with every latte). Oops.

And it's definitely hard to break yourself of an expensive coffee habit, especially after you revert to the cheap stuff. Today I tried one of Wendy's new "Custom Bean" coffees (which is actually Folgers) only because I got a coupon in the mail for a free one and I pass a Wendy's on the way to work. As you might suspect, it tasted like Folgers.

at 1:47 PM Blogger Rachel said...

I second the video compliments. You did an awesome job, Lauren.

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