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I Am a Barista

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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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    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 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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    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 Aug 13, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    They knew something was wrong. I never come for a coffee in the early evening. Morning coffee? Absolutely...like clockwork. Afternoon? Hit or miss depending on the type of day...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 23

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    For my first two years in college I worked as a barista in a local coffeehouse. Best job ever! Up late, talking to people and all the espresso I could drink. Would love to own...
    Jillianstwins Jillianstwins 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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    I travelled to the U.S. A country that claims to live on coffee but I couldn't get a decent coffee anywhere. The yanks don't know how to make coffee to save themselves. Instant...
    thataussiebloke thataussiebloke 41-45, M Jun 18

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    Part 1 I think Gang Stalking is a hoax thought up by law enforcement to make it easier to do illegal or legal police survelliance. It can happen when you are suspected of a...
    blahblah0090 blahblah0090 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 14

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    I work as a full-time barista for a local specialty coffee shop. A lot of people there treat me like I'm dumb or just doing this for a year or am a burn out. I have my bachelors in...
    rhythmix rhythmix 18-21, F Jun 8

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