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I Am a Barista

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    Oooohie I Really Want to Be On...

    oooohie i really want to be one!
    Hannahbanana Hannahbanana 16-18, 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 19-21, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2007

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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 21, M Oct 14, 2009

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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 16-18, M 2 Responses Jan 6, 2008

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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

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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 Oct 23, 2013

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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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    I work as a barista with my sister,

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

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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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    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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    After a mother in Ottawa, Canada, was scolded by a customer for nursing her baby inside a Starbucks and a male barista came to her aid, the coffee giant expressed support for its...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 2

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    I studied to be Catholic priest for 15 years and when they told me it wasn't for me I became a barista brewing coffee. Today, I own my own business. Starting over isn't easy.
    every2years every2years 31-35, M Jul 2

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    I was looking up something about having a crush on a barista (no joke), then I found this site. Unfortunately that guy pretty much became the one that got away before the year...
    sailorantares sailorantares 18-21, F Jul 3

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    I work as a barista in the family-run café. I can have all the coffee I want!
    DamoiseauDynavolt DamoiseauDynavolt 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I am a Parisian who lives close to the Arc de Triomphe. The café that my family owns often gets a lot of tourists and I (unintentionally) end up having to drop out of my barista...
    DamoiseauDynavolt DamoiseauDynavolt 16-17, M Jul 4

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    I have a terrible habit of flirting with others. I work as a barista in a family-run café and I manage to charm some of my customers. (Both male and female!)
    DamoiseauDynavolt DamoiseauDynavolt 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    Working as a barista, I am inclined to love the things I brew for a living: tea!
    DamoiseauDynavolt DamoiseauDynavolt 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I work at a café as a barista and my café usually attracts lost tourists. I often end up helping tourists get to their desired destinations.
    DamoiseauDynavolt DamoiseauDynavolt 16-17, M Jul 7

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    (Jay and Surprises) My stories between Jay and I will still linger on even though I am not as infatuated as I was before. This is just for the readers and the experience. We're...
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Never in my life have I despised something more than working at LPQ. A "high end" cafe that demands perfection in every way but deems itself for to only pay workers min wage. The...
    isodole isodole 22-25, F Jul 21

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    I made a mistake. At around one this morning I thought it'd be a good idea to have a cup of coffee so that I'd be alert enough to watch my ****** reality shows. It's five and a...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Working hard for the barista competition. 😔
    Callmesexychan Callmesexychan 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    It's the memories. You know how certain songs can bring back specific memories? I have that experience with coffee in so many ways. My grandparents introduced me to coffee. They...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Yes. EVERY SINGLE NIGHT I have to sleep with my stuffed little teddy bear. I got it from Starbucks in 2010. It's a barista bear dressed in a pink butterfly costume. Its so cute and...
    AnonymousJSS AnonymousJSS 13-15, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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