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I Am a Barista

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    Love Weird Customers

    Idk if it's just my coworkers spotting & avoiding them, but I always get the weird customers. I think alot of them are probably stoners, but nonetheless, they are great people. One is a white girl with dreads that likes to talk about spreading positivity and the dogs she works...
    Erinjumps Erinjumps 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2013

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    Oooohie I Really Want to Be On...

    oooohie i really want to be one!
    Hannahbanana Hannahbanana 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 30, 2007

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    Best Job In the World

    I have the best job in the world! I love the customer interaction and the skill behind making a great cup of coffee. My favourite thing however would be the latte art! I love doing it and i love it when the customers go 'oh thats so amazing!"
    Adelaide Adelaide 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2007

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    Nectar Of The Gods!

    I am a barista..yeh that term floats on the lips of numerous people. But do they really comprehend what that means, what that means to many people who give up all to finally poor that perfect nectar that those coffee crazy or every day latte and cosmetic broads whom crave it so...
    MaltBarista MaltBarista 18-21, M Oct 14, 2009

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    work at starbucks. wish I could make latte art

    and stuff but they don't let us. what?!
    myanchorman myanchorman 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    I work as a barista of a small café,

    that said café being run my by family. I am one of two baristas that work there, the other one being my younger brother. You get a nice range of customers, as well as the occasional troublemaker/complainer. The locals are especially nice. (Lots of tips!) You also get your...
    Wattouat Wattouat 18-21, F Jul 4, 2014

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    Thoughness Of Barista

    I think standing long hours would be a tough job for baristas. How long hours do you work in a day? I'm not yet a barista, but considering becoming a barista. But one coffeshop which put a job offering ad, specified that the candidate should work for 10 hours! Working standing...
    n22dle n22dle 31-35 1 Response Oct 23, 2013

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    I work as a barista with my sister,

    it really is an eventful job!
    DamoiseauDynavolt DamoiseauDynavolt 16-17, M Jul 4, 2014

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    Wow!

    my boss, before training employees, likes to say "so you want to be a barista?"  it's funny because he has a peruvian accent.  however i think i can now officially call myself one.  it's a fun job.  i like the customer interaction...usually. ...
    holdmusicpleas holdmusicpleas 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 6, 2008

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    I have been a barista

    for Books-A-Million, and am now a barista for a local cafe/catering restaurant - I can honestly say I absolutely love my job. The smell of coffee, the fun in making it and perfecting it for customers, and the fact that I receive free coffee and smiles all day. It's a win-win for...
    JaidIsAWildflower JaidIsAWildflower 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2014

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    Barista

    i have officially been a barista for 2 days now. and i effing love it!
    misskrissywithaK misskrissywithaK 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 27, 2009

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    Customer Service

    Here is a blog I wrote to all our customers http://adventuresinalyssaland.com/2010/12/tips-for-ordering-at-a-cafe-or-bakery-in-alyssaland.html
    adventuresinalyssaland adventuresinalyssaland 36-40 Dec 11, 2010

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    Everytime I pour coffee shots,

    I like to sing Shots by LMFAO by myself.
    Annaambrose Annaambrose 16-17 1 Response May 15

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    Love It!

    I love being a barista!  My ultimate goal is to learn more latte art.  Plus I love the rush I get when a customer is nasty to me and I give them decaf as revenge!!!  :P
    girlkitty79 girlkitty79 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 2, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    There was a beautiful photo gallery I saw in the news earlier this morning. I don't want to post the link because there were so many ads and I don't want anyone else to get...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F May 5

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    There was a beautiful photo gallery I saw in the news earlier this morning. I don't want to post the link because there were so many ads and I don't want anyone else to get...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F 2 Responses May 5

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    I got great news last week! I've been offered an apprenticeship as a Barista and I've heard the pay is really good! Not just that, it's opening doors for me in the big world out...
    SilverKyuubi24 SilverKyuubi24 16-17 2 Responses May 1

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    It's nice to know chivalry isn't dead. I went into Starbucks this morning after my work out. Guy smiles at me from inside his car while I'm on line inside. The barista comes over...
    HarleyQuinn251 HarleyQuinn251 31-35, F 10 Responses May 2

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    Here’s my 50. Don’t take me too seriously. I sure don’t. 1. I am nobody you know, which means I’m not really pretending to be a really hot lesbian. 2. Don’t get me wrong...
    azenithapproaches azenithapproaches 70+, M May 15

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    Sometimes its customers but a good amount of the time it's coworkers....they just make me not want to interact with the world once I'm off, the people I work with are too demanding...
    tibirdsfly2011 tibirdsfly2011 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I went to the local coffee shop @ 4:53. The barista saw me but she continued to walk to the back room. She could've came to me & said " we're closed". All I wanted was a blueberry...
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    You are the most wonderful, handsome, strong, smart man. You are hard working, like no other person on the face of the earth. I don't believe there is any one alive who performs so...
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