21 Things Your Barista Secretly Wants You to Know

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Vote up the most surprising things your barista really thinks.

If you've ever wondered what your barista really thinks, you're already a step ahead of most people. As anyone who's ever worked at a major coffee chain will tell you, many customers don't take the time to consider their baristas at all. Working with coffee can be a blast, and customer service can be a rewarding experience - but, as in any job, the longer someone spends at it, the more they have to bite their tongue at some of the ridiculous customer behavior they encounter. The secret things your barista wants you to know are quite different from what they actually say, because sometimes their thoughts could get them fired.

What coffee shop employees think of customers is not always negative; in fact, it's more frequently neutral or positive. But when they encounter an ignorant or rude customer, the interaction can leave a worse taste than a stale shot of espresso. Thankfully, there are ways to ensure every interaction you have with a barista is positive: be kind, don't be a cheapskate, and recognize that a their job is at least three times more grueling than you think it is, particularly when they're staring down caffeine-starved zombies all day.

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  • 1
    43 votes

    That Drink You Found On Pinterest Is Going To Be Disgusting.

  • 2
    37 votes

    Paying For A $5 Drink With A Hundred Makes You Look Ridiculous.

  • 3
    31 votes

    Reading Your Order Back Is For My Convenience, So Quit Acting Like I'm Trying To Correct You.

  • 4
    25 votes

    If You Want Your Normal Store's Special Discount, Go To Your Normal Store.

  • 5
    30 votes

    I'm Not Intentionally Misspelling Your Name, I Just Have More Important Stuff To Think About.

  • 6
    35 votes

    Yes It's Overpriced, But I'm Underpaid.