It takes some oomph to be a Starbucks Barista and here are some of their pet peeves they’d like you to know of before you step into a Starbucks near you.
Caffeine Matters Not Cup Size
Starbucks’ Venti (20 oz) and Grande (16 oz) each contain the same amount of caffeine I.e 2 shots of espresso. It’s just that the Venti has more milk in it. So a larger cup size, doesn’t really mean ‘more’ coffee if you’re looking to get that perfectly measured dose of caffeine in the morning. Order sizes smartly!
Baristas BootCamp too
A two-week training is what it takes to become a Starbucks Barista and get well-versed with the history about coffee, the coffee menu and secrets behind turning milk into silk foam.
There is such a thing as an Ideal Espresso Shot
It takes 18 to 22 seconds to get the espresso just right with the firmness, the right amount of water filters and temperature it requires. If it’s not quite there, the barista won’t serve it.
Latte Art is Master Work
You have to get the foam’s consistency and the shot pulled right to be able to have a latte design holding up well. Foam artwork doesn’t quite hold up if the drink is not well made.
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Trust Your Coffee with the Right People
Independent coffee sellers/carts often buy cheap coffee and sell them under a well-known brand. Ouch!
Keep the Wait Minimal
Don’t keep your barista and the people behind you in a line waiting on you to get your order right. Make up your mind before you get to the register. It takes forever to clear the line when people wait to take a call on what they need to order only when it’s their turn.
Just Milk Foam and No Sugar - That’s all
The real macchiato has just milk foam and no sugar. However, don’t confuse the authentic espresso beverage names that Starbucks puts up for the real deal. Because they’re often just a milkier and sugary version of how the beverages really are.
Early morning Greetings PLEASE!
“I’ll take a…” or “Give me a…” doesn’t quite sound right to the ears of a barista serving you your first cuppa of the day. Stay nice, adding a PLEASE would make it all worthwhile!