5 Types Of Coffee Drinkers As Told By A Barista
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I have loved coffee ever since my mom let me have it--probably at an earlier age than my sister. This past month I started working at a local coffee shop. So far, I love it. Free coffee, flexible hours, free coffee, 5 mins walk from home, did I mention free coffee?

This is not my first service industry job, and I might have just started working in a coffee shop, but let me tell you about the 5 most common customers every coffee shop worker gets. Hey, I get it, death before decaf is a real thing, but you need to chill, after all its coffee.

1. The Decaf Drinker:

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I don't understand these people. When you have energy on your own this early something has to be going on with you. It's just not normal, and I don't trust you. You're not human.

2. The No Sugar No Cream No Flavor Drinker:

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Do you have taste buds? Don't get me wrong, you're order is the best thing to happen during my shift, but I don't understand how you throw it back. Whatever. Congratulations, please come by the shop anytime. You are probably new to the coffee scene. Get out while you can; it can get ugly.

3. The 10 Shots of Espresso Drinker:

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4. The Frappuccino Drinker:

*Me when you order a small blended drink*

Please. If you're going to order this, make it at least a large if not multiple drinks, because it takes so much longer to get your drink blended, and it causes me to do more dishes at the end of my shift. I don't want to do that, I want to go home. You clearly don't care about anyone else.

5. The Everything but the Kitchen Sink Drinker:

You're making my life and the lives of the people behind you in line hell. Girl, please...no. I've had my 4 cups of coffee for the morning and I still can't handle you. Don't ask me if you're being annoying because even though I smile and say 'no, you're fine' I've punched you in my head 5 time by now. You're most likely spoiled and a princess.

So there ya have it. In the last few weeks of my first ever barista job, there are the 5 most common customers I have had. Don't get me wrong, I like my job, but while I am judging you for your order, I do the same thing because I love coffee and it's too important to drink poorly made drinks.

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