Coffee technology: How to brew like a barista at home, using the latest gear

Coffee technology: How to brew like a barista at home, using the latest gear

In this age of high-end coffee, every trip to the café is a theater experience. We watch the barista measure out the coffee on a digital scale and check the temperature of the water. We stare as the rivulet of steaming water is then poured from the swan-necked kettle, evenly coating the ground beans in a ritual that ends with the perfect cup of joe.

Is it even possible to repeat this ritual at home? Is the average Joe capable of brewing a first-class cup of java?