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From suffixing Italian -i, plural of nouns ending with -o.
From Italian baristi, masculine plural of barista.
- plural of barista
- 2003, Fresh Cup: The Voice of the Specialty Coffee Industry, volume 12, page 17:
- Asa Jelena Petterson’s graceful heart atop her cappuccinos (pictured at right) at the 2003 World Barista Championship in Boston in April helped the Icelandic barista win the distinction of being one of the top two baristi on the planet.
- 2004, Sandra Balzo, Uncommon Grounds, NYLA Publishing, →ISBN:
- The fifteen-inch bronze sculpture was an artist’s rendering of a barista rising like steam from a coffee cup. Since baristi come in both genders and all shapes and sizes, the trophy’s steamy barista was supposed to be generic.
- 2006, Travis Arndorfer; Kristine Hansen, “Chapter 14: The Barista”, in Coffee and Tea (Complete Idiot’s Guides), Alpha Books, →ISBN, “Yes, There Really Is a Barista Champion”, pages 186–187:
- You may be surprised to learn that the world’s best baristi actually have a place other than their coffeehouse employer to show off their talents: the World Barista Championship. Many nations also have national championships for this purpose. So do American baristi, at the United States Barista Championship and also at regional competitions.