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    How to become a barista?

    Today, anyone can now become a ‘barista’ – essentially the Italian word for a barman, but the subtlety of it is in the understanding that great cocktails and great coffee are equal skills. Being a reasonable ‘barista’ is not difficult. Raj Beadle, whose Gaggia machines from Italy won a ‘cool brand’ award last year and who has a new machine on sale in Curry’s and Argos, says more people are willing to try their hand. “The people who buy these know when something is cool to have,” he said. “But they don’t all want to be too ambitious with their coffee. “Most people are happy with learning to make a…