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The size of the particles of coffee that are used when brewing or extracting, play a massive part in the end flavour, body, acidity and sweetness. A coffee grind that is too coarse will be result in coffee that is weak, watery, sour and / or salty. However, go too fine and the coffee will taste burnt, ashy and smokey.
Make sure that the coffee you are using has a "roasted on" date. All specialty coffee beans will have this as opposed to an "expiry" date.
Being a good barista is all about good technique & attention to detail. Investing in a good quality corner tamp mat is going to make the world of difference to your technique and give that extra attention to detail.