On a recent Saturday afternoon in New York, the barista at the bar of one of New York City’s best bars, The New York Botanic Gardens, was enjoying a bottle of his favorite spirits.
“There’s something really special about the craft of the craft beer,” he said.
“If you can’t find it in the market, you can find it on the shelf at a store or on your shelves.”
The bartender, who wished to remain anonymous for the sake of anonymity, has been a bartender for more than 20 years.
“I grew up with craft beer.
I grew up around it.
I really do like it,” he told me.
I love the fact that I can mix different styles and flavors and not be afraid to say ‘no’ to different styles of beer.
“It’s an art form, a craft,” he continued.
“When I started out, I could do a beer and get it out in a minute, and now I can do it for hours.
The barista has been an artisanal artisan for more the past 20 years, but when he was younger, he was forced to sell his liquor business to a liquor distributor. “
But that craft has also given me a lot of freedom and a lot more time to work on my craft.”
The barista has been an artisanal artisan for more the past 20 years, but when he was younger, he was forced to sell his liquor business to a liquor distributor.
The New Yorker Magazine named him one of America’s 10 Most Influential Bartenders in 2016, and the New York Times named him as one of its 100 Most Influenced Business People in 2015.
In the last decade, he’s built up a following of loyal customers, many of whom are passionate about their craft.
For them, the ability to share their knowledge and expertise with their friends and customers is a joy, and he believes it’s a way for bartenders to keep their craft alive and thrive.
“As a bartender, I think that you are really a part of your community, and that’s the best part,” he says.
“That’s the part that I love.”
But what makes a good bartender?
He tells me it’s more than just being good at what you do.
“You have to be a good leader, you have to have a passion for what you’re doing.
And I’ve learned to really love my job,” he tells me.
“So that’s a big thing.
It has to be, like, you’re helping people, and you’re making people happy.”
For this article, I’ve taken a look at his work, from the time he started out as a bartender in the 1970s to his current status as a barista.
He says that when he first started, bartenders were not necessarily seen as “good” or “bad” but more of a group of people.
“People who were doing the same job for the same pay, and they were making the same amount of money, they were not considered ‘bad,'” he explains.
They’re saying, ‘I want to take the same approach, and I don’t want to be the same bartender, because I have a better idea of what I want to do.’ “
Now, I’m talking to people who are in the same position, but they have a different perspective.
So why do he do it? “
It just seems like a really wonderful, great opportunity to be in a position where you’re able to really contribute to the community.”
So why do he do it?
“Because I love doing it.
That’s really my only reason,” he laughs.
He describes the craft as an art, something he started doing as a young child, and it’s not just about being good with a bottle.
“To me, it’s something that’s fun.
It brings people together.
It gives them a sense of belonging.
And that’s why I love it,” says the barman.
“Because it gives me that connection, that community.”
The New American Bartender is a series on BBC Newsnight on Saturday nights at 11:30pm, and can be seen on BBC iPlayer.