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Traveling Barista Picks: Coffee Shop Playlist

Let's face it, being a barista is sometimes a gruesome job.  We romanticize it, and how it allows us to pursue our dreams, and connect with people.  While that is all true, there is also the downside.  We're often underpaid, overworked, and take crap from everyone. The particular coffee shop I currently work in is… Continue reading Traveling Barista Picks: Coffee Shop Playlist

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Coffee Shop Etiquette 101

There are some things you should never do in a coffee shop. You may think your behavior is totally normal, but you might be royally pissing off your barista. Who cares, you say? Well, not only will your baristas secretly dread seeing you, you may actually be slowing down the pace of the cafe for other patrons. So many people (most of them good people) are guilty of such bad etiquette that I thought I'd list some items here for all to see.

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Back in the Barista Swing

Find out about my transition from commercialized barista to local cafe manager!

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Sometimes You Want To Go Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Traveling Barista, Sandy Lo discusses why she will always be drawn to coffee shops.

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No More Miss Nice Barista!

8 years...8 long years of working with customers and co-workers, most of whom I loved, some who I dreaded dealing with...  Working with the consumer public and co-workers in a confined space for so many hours a week, for so many years takes its toll on even the most patient of people. I was always… Continue reading No More Miss Nice Barista!