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I Am a Barista

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 50 People

    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 5 Responses Jul 2, 2008

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have worked in this café for 2 years. I laid an eye on him on first sight. He is quiet, friendly looking and mysterious. He came to the coffee shop everyday for a coffee, but no...
    seraphurn seraphurn 22-25 5 days ago

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    I have been brewing over this for months now and I just need a place to vent because I had such a knock to my confidence after working at this café. After I finished high school...
    Lottie8994 Lottie8994 18-21, F Oct 9

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    Many of us have had several jobs I am, but for my age I feel i have had several very unique and possibly bizarre jobs. In the last 15 years I held the following positions: Grocery...
    njflyer njflyer 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 6

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    he was a student where i work as a barista. he befriended my colleague on facebook so he could add me. i did. then we started dating..it was july 2013,he wants us to become...
    sheiszahra sheiszahra 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    I ordered a green tea frappe and this nice barista said he'll change the blend of the frappe cause I might like it and it taste better, OMFG IT DOES TASTES BETTER. xD so can...
    Keyyuhn Keyyuhn 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I'm only at a 6g right now, but I plan to stretch to a 0g. I'm really happy Starbucks changed their policy to let baristas have stretched ears. They can't be bigger than a quarter...
    sinsoftheflesh sinsoftheflesh 18-21, F 4 days ago

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