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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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    helloreham helloreham 16-17, F 38 mins ago

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    Barista Problems - I work as a barista part time and i love my job. i get to drink coffee free whenever i want and i take advantage of it often. i was off during our ice storm last...
    snelletrail snelletrail 26-30, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    i have this job for almost 3 years but im still not confident, i am a barista but imm not good in latte art :(
    sheiszahra sheiszahra 22-25, F Feb 6

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    Ardad Demon who leads travelers astray If you have ever taken a vacation and had trouble finding your hotel, car, map, anxiety medication or the rest of your family, you’ve...
    UnknownFiles UnknownFiles 18-21 Feb 9

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    I only recently started an intense diet and have been using the binge/purge method to lose weight. I have been doing this for over one month now and even though I told myself it...
    Rachael1774 Rachael1774 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    Your Dominant Intelligence is Logical-Mathematical IntelligenceYou are the logical type and hate disorder.Your nit-picking attitude is sickening to your friends and co-workers.You...
    tenente tenente 31-35, M 4 Responses Feb 16

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    For example, I have recently accepted the fact that the baristas at Starbucks will forever spell my name as Scindy. It's cool, though. I can deal.
    EPSydni EPSydni 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 23

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