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The Absolute Worst Things About Being a Barista

Updated 13 Sep 2019 2.2k votes 481 voters 89.8k views17 items

List RulesWhat is the most terrible part of being a barista? Upvote the worst of the worst.

Most of us have been to a Starbucks or other coffee shop chain at one point in our lives. Some of us have worked there and lived to tell the tale. Sure, being a barista has its perks (no horrible, horrible, caffeine-based pun intended) but that isn't what this list is about. This is a list of truly the worst things about being a barista. What do you think? What is the worst thing about working as a barista? Vote your picks up to the top!

It doesn't matter if you work at one of the best coffee shop chains, your job is still just the worst. From making bizarre custom drinks to cleaning the bathroom, these are the worst parts of this terrible job. Maybe some of those Starbucks cup spelling fails weren't exactly unintentional...?
 

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