“Fai da te” is Italian for “do it yourself”. “Baresta” is misspelled Italian – barista with an “i” would be the right word for someone working at the coffee machine in an Italian bar. Together it means something very rare, something I have never seen before: a place to have your espresso or cappuccino, but prepared by yourself on one of those big professional machines you have always dreamed of finding a chance to operate. Even better: it is half the price of the standard espresso in Munich thus very close to the state-regulated prices in Italy.
Baresta is mainly a shop to buy the perfect home or small office machine from 1000€ upwards. They moved here recently and introduced the “fai da te” which I think is exactly the link that was missing. We have deeply adopted the Italian coffee culture but never had a chance to put our hands on a professional machine other than in those over-priced and over-serious barista trainings which have been en vogue for a few years now. Andiamo ragazzi!