I Am a Barista

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 68 People


    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
    cosmicsymphony cosmicsymphony
    22-25, F
    Aug 1, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 23, 2013

    Oooohie I Really Want to Be On...

    oooohie i really want to be one!
    Hannahbanana Hannahbanana
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 30, 2007

    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

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 13, 2014

    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
    Dec 11, 2010

    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
    22-25, F
    Jul 4, 2014

    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
    22-25, M
    Oct 14, 2009

    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, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Oct 23, 2013
    Lotusflower80 Lotusflower80
    36-40, F
    Aug 18, 2015

    I work as a barista with my sister,

    it really is an eventful job!
    DamoiseauDynavolt DamoiseauDynavolt
    18-21, M
    Jul 4, 2014

    I'm doing barista Course next year,

    then probably getting a job in a café then maybe get my skills and experience up. Then I don't know if this works move to a small country town I get a job in a cafe there. Bad plan or a good plan?
    mblan11 mblan11
    18-21, F
    Dec 19, 2015


    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
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 6, 2008
    Lotusflower80 Lotusflower80
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 12, 2015

    I'm not, but you are

    and for that I am eternally grateful and although I hardly show it, in some way I do love you for it.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 11, 2015
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