Its not straight up criticism if you want a drink to be made a certain way. It would be pretty crass to drink their offering, then go "well, that blew, I can do it much better". Its all in the delivery, and how you go about asking them for a specific way. I get these requests from time to time, and it never offends me. What REALLY turns my knob is when someone drinks the entire drink, then says "well, there wasn't enough foam, unlike at my shop, where we do it better".DON'T DO IT!!!
It's basically the biggest faux that ever pas'd in faux pas land to go into another shop and criticize their drinks. Regardless of your intentions* that's exactly what you're doing. I would be really surprised if somebody was able to react in a non-defensive manner to something like this.
I have respect for anybody behind a bar. Period. Regardless of training (or lack there of) if you spill purocaff in his eyes, does it not burn?
What's the specific issue? Espresso profile? Milk texture? Consistency? All of the above?
You might tell the owner about this website. Maybe it will inspire him. Or you could organize a barista jam and invite them.
I have a friend who owns a shop here in town and he's universally reviled and mostly unwelcome for being a jerk and trash talker for trying to "help" other shops up their quality. Trust me, you don't want to be "that guy". If you criticize their drinks it will make them feel extremely awkward and self conscious every time you go in.
No, and here's the reason:but not for soy?