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I Am a Barista

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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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    Lotusflower80 Lotusflower80 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 18

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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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    cosmicsymphony cosmicsymphony 18-21, F Aug 1

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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 3 Responses 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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    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 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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    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 2 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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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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    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 with my sister,

    it really is an eventful job!
    DamoiseauDynavolt DamoiseauDynavolt 16-17, M Jul 4, 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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    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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    Its funny what simple things can brighten up your day. I was working my shift and I stopped at starbucks on my break. I ordered a latte and when I picked up the cup, the barista...
    tessagj14 tessagj14 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    She works as a barista at this coffee shop that I go to and she's so cute! She smiles and those cute dimples are showing and her eyes are a dazzling mix of hazel and green. She...
    HeyRainbow HeyRainbow 16-17, F Aug 21

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    I spoke to somebody who I used to talk to online a few years ago today, it was around four years ago and at that time, she was more or less in the same position as me, although she...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    My friend (we'll call him George, he is gay and very much like a younger brother to me) and I were coming back from a culinary work experience program. It was raining pretty damn...
    nayyarfloralisa nayyarfloralisa 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    When I tell the barista they got my order wrong, I get missed-tea eyed.
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 29

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