The view from the side

This is Scott Rao making fun of baristas who pour pourover coffee in an theatrical but ineffective way.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0Qe_ASxfNM&t=8m27s
Well, he’s not making fun of them as much as he’s saying “don’t do it this way”.’
The way he’s saying to avoid involves vertically raising and lowering the kettle spout as you move it horizontally in a circle.
The interesting thing about that, even if you care nothing about V60 pourover technique, is that it’s much easier to see this mistake when you’re looking from the side. In other words, it’s much easier to see it when you’re not the one looking at it from above, which the person doing the pourover inevitably does.
The view from the side, and the insight it brings, is one of the benefits of being an outsider.
Keep building; keep taking risks y’all,
-P