I'm looking for a full color book of espresso drink making techniques. Bonus points if it includes info on latte art.
I've been working part time at a coffee shop for about 4 months now, and really love it. I'm fairly good at the majority of the drinks, but really want to amp up my game. Also, I'd kinda like to get better at training people, and be able to talk about the science of steaming milk, etc. Plus, everyone behind the bar wants to learn latte art! :)
I have a copy of Bean There, Drunk That
and honestly didn't find it that impressive. While some stuff is there about temperature, the overview of drinks is really really basic, and the illustrations are grainy and black and white. I'm not necessarily looking for recipes/recipe inspiration (tho that would be fun too!), more techniques, history, and science.
(Also, if anyone has any book recs featuring sassy baristas with elite espresso skills, lay them on me! We have a book club. :D )