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This Is What Your Coffee Order Says About You

This Is What Your Coffee Order Says About You

How do you take your coffee? This may seem like a simple question, but the answer has more meaning behind it than you realize.

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world. The main reason may be because of the taste, but everyone takes their coffee differently. Long story short: There’s a lot of things your coffee order says about you.

Take your coffee black? Your barista might be scared of you. Fluff it up with toppings and whipped cream? Starbucks gold members are thinking you’re a rookie.

Here’s what your coffee order says about you.

Black or With Nothing Added

You don’t mess around. The reason people add cream or sugar to their coffee is because they can’t handle its dark, strong, and bitter taste. Because of this, black coffee has obtained a stereotype that it’s consumed by fast-paced people in the work force, looking for their next caffeine fix. So, who’s the stereotypical drinker of a black coffee? The New Yorker.

Lattes

The latte drinker falls somewhere between the serious coffee drinkers and the amateur. They have the ability to enjoy a drink that tastes like coffee or actually resembles something like it, but, they still need a little milk added to take the edge off. Latte drinkers know their balance, but that comes with a price. There’s a reason they’re called a latte: They cost a latte. (Too much?)

Mocha, Frappe, or Other Dessert Drinks

One word: amateur. This drink order is the polar opposite of a black coffee, giving it the opposite stereotype. If you walk into a Starbucks and order a Carmel Mocha with extra caramel, you might as well take a trip down the street to your local diner and order a milkshake. Take a moment, think about your order, and answer this question: Does it resemble a milkshake in any way, shape, or form? In the answer is yes, stick to the dessert menu.


17 Things Your Starbucks Barista Is Dying To Tell You

No, we don't think that 9-pump quad-shot mocha is a good idea.

1. At least *TRY* to tell us your drink in the right order.

This isn't because we are sticklers for the Starbucks way: It's because it makes everything we do faster (which ultimately means you'll get your coffee faster). For example: If you don't tell us if you want your drink hot or iced first, we won't write it down on the right cup. And then it's basically all downhill from there.

Try to do it in this order: Hot or iced size of drink decaf? number of shots syrup?&mdashhow much? type of milk anything else? (like extra caramel, you diva?) then, last of all, your drink. (#PSL for life.)

2. Don't get offended when your name is spelled wrong.

Hey Marbra/Bionka/AirInn/Fibi, we're trying. Just calm down.

3. Stop calling the drink sizes Small, Medium, and Large.

At Starbucks they are called Short, Tall, Grande, and Venti. Get over yourself and call them that, please: It'll help us all avoid confusion.

4. Asking for extra caramel isn't cute.

It's called a "drizzle" for a reason. If you're secretly hoping we'll unscrew the cap and dump a few tablespoons in, just cut to the chase. But be prepared for us to roll our eyes.

5. No, we don't think your nine-pump quad-mocha sounds good.

In fact, it makes us want to vomit&mdashespecially when you are ordering it first thing in the morning and we have yet to sober up. (There's a good chance we opened the place at 4 a.m., and last night's vodka tonic might not be a thing of the past just yet.)

6. Your coffee isn't the most important thing in the world.

Sometimes we make mistakes. Sometimes we spill things. Instead of demanding to know what's taking so long, take a moment to notice that we busting our asses and trying to do our best. Better yet: If we did, in fact, spill something and a degree burn is slowly forming, maybe ask if we're ok. We are human. which brings me to my next point.

7. Don't ask if we are robots.

We are not robots&mdashand you won't believe how many people ask us this totally demeaning question. We might make a million cups of coffee a day to your exact specifications, but feel free to buy a Keurig if you think machines make better coffee than people.

8. We hate whoever invented the "double blended."

Some genius thought this was a smart way to get a "smoother" Frappuccino. But what you're really getting is an extra-watery milkshake. Do you really want us to be forced to put your grande drink in a venti cup? Does that make you feel good about yourself&mdashlike you cheated the system? Be a real man and just order an ice-free iced latte instead.

9. Summer at Starbucks kind of sucks.

Have you experienced a Frappuccino rush? It's not pretty. Especially if you order double blended drinks (see above). Blending take time, mixing up the Frappuccino base takes time, and the whole process is sticky and annoying. Please be patient&mdashmost stores only have two blenders.

10. Yes, we have bathrooms. No, they are not for bathing.

Whatever you do in the restroom, we have to clean it up. We have all seen some pretty horrifying things. And we are not getting any credit for it (nope a 50 cent tip doesn't cover peeing on the floor). Respect.

11. Nothing is worse than making a non-fat, extra-foamy cappuccino.

Non-fat milk makes horrible foam. You're better off ordering a latte.

12. Scratch that. Nothing is worse than making a no-foam latte.

We have to scoop the foam off your drink by hand, which slows everything down. On behalf of all the baristas in the world, let me say, foam is a good thing.

13. We love our regulars.

The people who come in everyday earn a special place in our hearts. We love to know what to make you when you walk in the door and ask how you are doing. It alway feels good to see a friendly face before noon, so please don't ever be a stranger.

14. Say "Hi!"

You might be tired. You might not have had any caffeine yet. But for god's sake, when we say, "Hello! How are you?" we would really love an answer. It'll make the whole exchange a little more pleasant for everyone involved.

15. If you are nice, we might just have a treat for you.

Because being nice pays off&mdashyou might just get that odd shot that we have sitting around from the single Americano or triple mocha. Don't feel like being nice? That shot is going down the drain. This is our source of power.

16. Starbucks really is better in Seattle.

Starbucks in the Emerald City is just plain better. Don't try to understand. Just go.

17. No, you're not allowed to take more than one sample.

Seriously. Don't be that guy.

Follow Delish on Instagram.


17 Things Your Starbucks Barista Is Dying To Tell You

No, we don't think that 9-pump quad-shot mocha is a good idea.

1. At least *TRY* to tell us your drink in the right order.

This isn't because we are sticklers for the Starbucks way: It's because it makes everything we do faster (which ultimately means you'll get your coffee faster). For example: If you don't tell us if you want your drink hot or iced first, we won't write it down on the right cup. And then it's basically all downhill from there.

Try to do it in this order: Hot or iced size of drink decaf? number of shots syrup?&mdashhow much? type of milk anything else? (like extra caramel, you diva?) then, last of all, your drink. (#PSL for life.)

2. Don't get offended when your name is spelled wrong.

Hey Marbra/Bionka/AirInn/Fibi, we're trying. Just calm down.

3. Stop calling the drink sizes Small, Medium, and Large.

At Starbucks they are called Short, Tall, Grande, and Venti. Get over yourself and call them that, please: It'll help us all avoid confusion.

4. Asking for extra caramel isn't cute.

It's called a "drizzle" for a reason. If you're secretly hoping we'll unscrew the cap and dump a few tablespoons in, just cut to the chase. But be prepared for us to roll our eyes.

5. No, we don't think your nine-pump quad-mocha sounds good.

In fact, it makes us want to vomit&mdashespecially when you are ordering it first thing in the morning and we have yet to sober up. (There's a good chance we opened the place at 4 a.m., and last night's vodka tonic might not be a thing of the past just yet.)

6. Your coffee isn't the most important thing in the world.

Sometimes we make mistakes. Sometimes we spill things. Instead of demanding to know what's taking so long, take a moment to notice that we busting our asses and trying to do our best. Better yet: If we did, in fact, spill something and a degree burn is slowly forming, maybe ask if we're ok. We are human. which brings me to my next point.

7. Don't ask if we are robots.

We are not robots&mdashand you won't believe how many people ask us this totally demeaning question. We might make a million cups of coffee a day to your exact specifications, but feel free to buy a Keurig if you think machines make better coffee than people.

8. We hate whoever invented the "double blended."

Some genius thought this was a smart way to get a "smoother" Frappuccino. But what you're really getting is an extra-watery milkshake. Do you really want us to be forced to put your grande drink in a venti cup? Does that make you feel good about yourself&mdashlike you cheated the system? Be a real man and just order an ice-free iced latte instead.

9. Summer at Starbucks kind of sucks.

Have you experienced a Frappuccino rush? It's not pretty. Especially if you order double blended drinks (see above). Blending take time, mixing up the Frappuccino base takes time, and the whole process is sticky and annoying. Please be patient&mdashmost stores only have two blenders.

10. Yes, we have bathrooms. No, they are not for bathing.

Whatever you do in the restroom, we have to clean it up. We have all seen some pretty horrifying things. And we are not getting any credit for it (nope a 50 cent tip doesn't cover peeing on the floor). Respect.

11. Nothing is worse than making a non-fat, extra-foamy cappuccino.

Non-fat milk makes horrible foam. You're better off ordering a latte.

12. Scratch that. Nothing is worse than making a no-foam latte.

We have to scoop the foam off your drink by hand, which slows everything down. On behalf of all the baristas in the world, let me say, foam is a good thing.

13. We love our regulars.

The people who come in everyday earn a special place in our hearts. We love to know what to make you when you walk in the door and ask how you are doing. It alway feels good to see a friendly face before noon, so please don't ever be a stranger.

14. Say "Hi!"

You might be tired. You might not have had any caffeine yet. But for god's sake, when we say, "Hello! How are you?" we would really love an answer. It'll make the whole exchange a little more pleasant for everyone involved.

15. If you are nice, we might just have a treat for you.

Because being nice pays off&mdashyou might just get that odd shot that we have sitting around from the single Americano or triple mocha. Don't feel like being nice? That shot is going down the drain. This is our source of power.

16. Starbucks really is better in Seattle.

Starbucks in the Emerald City is just plain better. Don't try to understand. Just go.

17. No, you're not allowed to take more than one sample.

Seriously. Don't be that guy.

Follow Delish on Instagram.


17 Things Your Starbucks Barista Is Dying To Tell You

No, we don't think that 9-pump quad-shot mocha is a good idea.

1. At least *TRY* to tell us your drink in the right order.

This isn't because we are sticklers for the Starbucks way: It's because it makes everything we do faster (which ultimately means you'll get your coffee faster). For example: If you don't tell us if you want your drink hot or iced first, we won't write it down on the right cup. And then it's basically all downhill from there.

Try to do it in this order: Hot or iced size of drink decaf? number of shots syrup?&mdashhow much? type of milk anything else? (like extra caramel, you diva?) then, last of all, your drink. (#PSL for life.)

2. Don't get offended when your name is spelled wrong.

Hey Marbra/Bionka/AirInn/Fibi, we're trying. Just calm down.

3. Stop calling the drink sizes Small, Medium, and Large.

At Starbucks they are called Short, Tall, Grande, and Venti. Get over yourself and call them that, please: It'll help us all avoid confusion.

4. Asking for extra caramel isn't cute.

It's called a "drizzle" for a reason. If you're secretly hoping we'll unscrew the cap and dump a few tablespoons in, just cut to the chase. But be prepared for us to roll our eyes.

5. No, we don't think your nine-pump quad-mocha sounds good.

In fact, it makes us want to vomit&mdashespecially when you are ordering it first thing in the morning and we have yet to sober up. (There's a good chance we opened the place at 4 a.m., and last night's vodka tonic might not be a thing of the past just yet.)

6. Your coffee isn't the most important thing in the world.

Sometimes we make mistakes. Sometimes we spill things. Instead of demanding to know what's taking so long, take a moment to notice that we busting our asses and trying to do our best. Better yet: If we did, in fact, spill something and a degree burn is slowly forming, maybe ask if we're ok. We are human. which brings me to my next point.

7. Don't ask if we are robots.

We are not robots&mdashand you won't believe how many people ask us this totally demeaning question. We might make a million cups of coffee a day to your exact specifications, but feel free to buy a Keurig if you think machines make better coffee than people.

8. We hate whoever invented the "double blended."

Some genius thought this was a smart way to get a "smoother" Frappuccino. But what you're really getting is an extra-watery milkshake. Do you really want us to be forced to put your grande drink in a venti cup? Does that make you feel good about yourself&mdashlike you cheated the system? Be a real man and just order an ice-free iced latte instead.

9. Summer at Starbucks kind of sucks.

Have you experienced a Frappuccino rush? It's not pretty. Especially if you order double blended drinks (see above). Blending take time, mixing up the Frappuccino base takes time, and the whole process is sticky and annoying. Please be patient&mdashmost stores only have two blenders.

10. Yes, we have bathrooms. No, they are not for bathing.

Whatever you do in the restroom, we have to clean it up. We have all seen some pretty horrifying things. And we are not getting any credit for it (nope a 50 cent tip doesn't cover peeing on the floor). Respect.

11. Nothing is worse than making a non-fat, extra-foamy cappuccino.

Non-fat milk makes horrible foam. You're better off ordering a latte.

12. Scratch that. Nothing is worse than making a no-foam latte.

We have to scoop the foam off your drink by hand, which slows everything down. On behalf of all the baristas in the world, let me say, foam is a good thing.

13. We love our regulars.

The people who come in everyday earn a special place in our hearts. We love to know what to make you when you walk in the door and ask how you are doing. It alway feels good to see a friendly face before noon, so please don't ever be a stranger.

14. Say "Hi!"

You might be tired. You might not have had any caffeine yet. But for god's sake, when we say, "Hello! How are you?" we would really love an answer. It'll make the whole exchange a little more pleasant for everyone involved.

15. If you are nice, we might just have a treat for you.

Because being nice pays off&mdashyou might just get that odd shot that we have sitting around from the single Americano or triple mocha. Don't feel like being nice? That shot is going down the drain. This is our source of power.

16. Starbucks really is better in Seattle.

Starbucks in the Emerald City is just plain better. Don't try to understand. Just go.

17. No, you're not allowed to take more than one sample.

Seriously. Don't be that guy.

Follow Delish on Instagram.


17 Things Your Starbucks Barista Is Dying To Tell You

No, we don't think that 9-pump quad-shot mocha is a good idea.

1. At least *TRY* to tell us your drink in the right order.

This isn't because we are sticklers for the Starbucks way: It's because it makes everything we do faster (which ultimately means you'll get your coffee faster). For example: If you don't tell us if you want your drink hot or iced first, we won't write it down on the right cup. And then it's basically all downhill from there.

Try to do it in this order: Hot or iced size of drink decaf? number of shots syrup?&mdashhow much? type of milk anything else? (like extra caramel, you diva?) then, last of all, your drink. (#PSL for life.)

2. Don't get offended when your name is spelled wrong.

Hey Marbra/Bionka/AirInn/Fibi, we're trying. Just calm down.

3. Stop calling the drink sizes Small, Medium, and Large.

At Starbucks they are called Short, Tall, Grande, and Venti. Get over yourself and call them that, please: It'll help us all avoid confusion.

4. Asking for extra caramel isn't cute.

It's called a "drizzle" for a reason. If you're secretly hoping we'll unscrew the cap and dump a few tablespoons in, just cut to the chase. But be prepared for us to roll our eyes.

5. No, we don't think your nine-pump quad-mocha sounds good.

In fact, it makes us want to vomit&mdashespecially when you are ordering it first thing in the morning and we have yet to sober up. (There's a good chance we opened the place at 4 a.m., and last night's vodka tonic might not be a thing of the past just yet.)

6. Your coffee isn't the most important thing in the world.

Sometimes we make mistakes. Sometimes we spill things. Instead of demanding to know what's taking so long, take a moment to notice that we busting our asses and trying to do our best. Better yet: If we did, in fact, spill something and a degree burn is slowly forming, maybe ask if we're ok. We are human. which brings me to my next point.

7. Don't ask if we are robots.

We are not robots&mdashand you won't believe how many people ask us this totally demeaning question. We might make a million cups of coffee a day to your exact specifications, but feel free to buy a Keurig if you think machines make better coffee than people.

8. We hate whoever invented the "double blended."

Some genius thought this was a smart way to get a "smoother" Frappuccino. But what you're really getting is an extra-watery milkshake. Do you really want us to be forced to put your grande drink in a venti cup? Does that make you feel good about yourself&mdashlike you cheated the system? Be a real man and just order an ice-free iced latte instead.

9. Summer at Starbucks kind of sucks.

Have you experienced a Frappuccino rush? It's not pretty. Especially if you order double blended drinks (see above). Blending take time, mixing up the Frappuccino base takes time, and the whole process is sticky and annoying. Please be patient&mdashmost stores only have two blenders.

10. Yes, we have bathrooms. No, they are not for bathing.

Whatever you do in the restroom, we have to clean it up. We have all seen some pretty horrifying things. And we are not getting any credit for it (nope a 50 cent tip doesn't cover peeing on the floor). Respect.

11. Nothing is worse than making a non-fat, extra-foamy cappuccino.

Non-fat milk makes horrible foam. You're better off ordering a latte.

12. Scratch that. Nothing is worse than making a no-foam latte.

We have to scoop the foam off your drink by hand, which slows everything down. On behalf of all the baristas in the world, let me say, foam is a good thing.

13. We love our regulars.

The people who come in everyday earn a special place in our hearts. We love to know what to make you when you walk in the door and ask how you are doing. It alway feels good to see a friendly face before noon, so please don't ever be a stranger.

14. Say "Hi!"

You might be tired. You might not have had any caffeine yet. But for god's sake, when we say, "Hello! How are you?" we would really love an answer. It'll make the whole exchange a little more pleasant for everyone involved.

15. If you are nice, we might just have a treat for you.

Because being nice pays off&mdashyou might just get that odd shot that we have sitting around from the single Americano or triple mocha. Don't feel like being nice? That shot is going down the drain. This is our source of power.

16. Starbucks really is better in Seattle.

Starbucks in the Emerald City is just plain better. Don't try to understand. Just go.

17. No, you're not allowed to take more than one sample.

Seriously. Don't be that guy.

Follow Delish on Instagram.


17 Things Your Starbucks Barista Is Dying To Tell You

No, we don't think that 9-pump quad-shot mocha is a good idea.

1. At least *TRY* to tell us your drink in the right order.

This isn't because we are sticklers for the Starbucks way: It's because it makes everything we do faster (which ultimately means you'll get your coffee faster). For example: If you don't tell us if you want your drink hot or iced first, we won't write it down on the right cup. And then it's basically all downhill from there.

Try to do it in this order: Hot or iced size of drink decaf? number of shots syrup?&mdashhow much? type of milk anything else? (like extra caramel, you diva?) then, last of all, your drink. (#PSL for life.)

2. Don't get offended when your name is spelled wrong.

Hey Marbra/Bionka/AirInn/Fibi, we're trying. Just calm down.

3. Stop calling the drink sizes Small, Medium, and Large.

At Starbucks they are called Short, Tall, Grande, and Venti. Get over yourself and call them that, please: It'll help us all avoid confusion.

4. Asking for extra caramel isn't cute.

It's called a "drizzle" for a reason. If you're secretly hoping we'll unscrew the cap and dump a few tablespoons in, just cut to the chase. But be prepared for us to roll our eyes.

5. No, we don't think your nine-pump quad-mocha sounds good.

In fact, it makes us want to vomit&mdashespecially when you are ordering it first thing in the morning and we have yet to sober up. (There's a good chance we opened the place at 4 a.m., and last night's vodka tonic might not be a thing of the past just yet.)

6. Your coffee isn't the most important thing in the world.

Sometimes we make mistakes. Sometimes we spill things. Instead of demanding to know what's taking so long, take a moment to notice that we busting our asses and trying to do our best. Better yet: If we did, in fact, spill something and a degree burn is slowly forming, maybe ask if we're ok. We are human. which brings me to my next point.

7. Don't ask if we are robots.

We are not robots&mdashand you won't believe how many people ask us this totally demeaning question. We might make a million cups of coffee a day to your exact specifications, but feel free to buy a Keurig if you think machines make better coffee than people.

8. We hate whoever invented the "double blended."

Some genius thought this was a smart way to get a "smoother" Frappuccino. But what you're really getting is an extra-watery milkshake. Do you really want us to be forced to put your grande drink in a venti cup? Does that make you feel good about yourself&mdashlike you cheated the system? Be a real man and just order an ice-free iced latte instead.

9. Summer at Starbucks kind of sucks.

Have you experienced a Frappuccino rush? It's not pretty. Especially if you order double blended drinks (see above). Blending take time, mixing up the Frappuccino base takes time, and the whole process is sticky and annoying. Please be patient&mdashmost stores only have two blenders.

10. Yes, we have bathrooms. No, they are not for bathing.

Whatever you do in the restroom, we have to clean it up. We have all seen some pretty horrifying things. And we are not getting any credit for it (nope a 50 cent tip doesn't cover peeing on the floor). Respect.

11. Nothing is worse than making a non-fat, extra-foamy cappuccino.

Non-fat milk makes horrible foam. You're better off ordering a latte.

12. Scratch that. Nothing is worse than making a no-foam latte.

We have to scoop the foam off your drink by hand, which slows everything down. On behalf of all the baristas in the world, let me say, foam is a good thing.

13. We love our regulars.

The people who come in everyday earn a special place in our hearts. We love to know what to make you when you walk in the door and ask how you are doing. It alway feels good to see a friendly face before noon, so please don't ever be a stranger.

14. Say "Hi!"

You might be tired. You might not have had any caffeine yet. But for god's sake, when we say, "Hello! How are you?" we would really love an answer. It'll make the whole exchange a little more pleasant for everyone involved.

15. If you are nice, we might just have a treat for you.

Because being nice pays off&mdashyou might just get that odd shot that we have sitting around from the single Americano or triple mocha. Don't feel like being nice? That shot is going down the drain. This is our source of power.

16. Starbucks really is better in Seattle.

Starbucks in the Emerald City is just plain better. Don't try to understand. Just go.

17. No, you're not allowed to take more than one sample.

Seriously. Don't be that guy.

Follow Delish on Instagram.


17 Things Your Starbucks Barista Is Dying To Tell You

No, we don't think that 9-pump quad-shot mocha is a good idea.

1. At least *TRY* to tell us your drink in the right order.

This isn't because we are sticklers for the Starbucks way: It's because it makes everything we do faster (which ultimately means you'll get your coffee faster). For example: If you don't tell us if you want your drink hot or iced first, we won't write it down on the right cup. And then it's basically all downhill from there.

Try to do it in this order: Hot or iced size of drink decaf? number of shots syrup?&mdashhow much? type of milk anything else? (like extra caramel, you diva?) then, last of all, your drink. (#PSL for life.)

2. Don't get offended when your name is spelled wrong.

Hey Marbra/Bionka/AirInn/Fibi, we're trying. Just calm down.

3. Stop calling the drink sizes Small, Medium, and Large.

At Starbucks they are called Short, Tall, Grande, and Venti. Get over yourself and call them that, please: It'll help us all avoid confusion.

4. Asking for extra caramel isn't cute.

It's called a "drizzle" for a reason. If you're secretly hoping we'll unscrew the cap and dump a few tablespoons in, just cut to the chase. But be prepared for us to roll our eyes.

5. No, we don't think your nine-pump quad-mocha sounds good.

In fact, it makes us want to vomit&mdashespecially when you are ordering it first thing in the morning and we have yet to sober up. (There's a good chance we opened the place at 4 a.m., and last night's vodka tonic might not be a thing of the past just yet.)

6. Your coffee isn't the most important thing in the world.

Sometimes we make mistakes. Sometimes we spill things. Instead of demanding to know what's taking so long, take a moment to notice that we busting our asses and trying to do our best. Better yet: If we did, in fact, spill something and a degree burn is slowly forming, maybe ask if we're ok. We are human. which brings me to my next point.

7. Don't ask if we are robots.

We are not robots&mdashand you won't believe how many people ask us this totally demeaning question. We might make a million cups of coffee a day to your exact specifications, but feel free to buy a Keurig if you think machines make better coffee than people.

8. We hate whoever invented the "double blended."

Some genius thought this was a smart way to get a "smoother" Frappuccino. But what you're really getting is an extra-watery milkshake. Do you really want us to be forced to put your grande drink in a venti cup? Does that make you feel good about yourself&mdashlike you cheated the system? Be a real man and just order an ice-free iced latte instead.

9. Summer at Starbucks kind of sucks.

Have you experienced a Frappuccino rush? It's not pretty. Especially if you order double blended drinks (see above). Blending take time, mixing up the Frappuccino base takes time, and the whole process is sticky and annoying. Please be patient&mdashmost stores only have two blenders.

10. Yes, we have bathrooms. No, they are not for bathing.

Whatever you do in the restroom, we have to clean it up. We have all seen some pretty horrifying things. And we are not getting any credit for it (nope a 50 cent tip doesn't cover peeing on the floor). Respect.

11. Nothing is worse than making a non-fat, extra-foamy cappuccino.

Non-fat milk makes horrible foam. You're better off ordering a latte.

12. Scratch that. Nothing is worse than making a no-foam latte.

We have to scoop the foam off your drink by hand, which slows everything down. On behalf of all the baristas in the world, let me say, foam is a good thing.

13. We love our regulars.

The people who come in everyday earn a special place in our hearts. We love to know what to make you when you walk in the door and ask how you are doing. It alway feels good to see a friendly face before noon, so please don't ever be a stranger.

14. Say "Hi!"

You might be tired. You might not have had any caffeine yet. But for god's sake, when we say, "Hello! How are you?" we would really love an answer. It'll make the whole exchange a little more pleasant for everyone involved.

15. If you are nice, we might just have a treat for you.

Because being nice pays off&mdashyou might just get that odd shot that we have sitting around from the single Americano or triple mocha. Don't feel like being nice? That shot is going down the drain. This is our source of power.

16. Starbucks really is better in Seattle.

Starbucks in the Emerald City is just plain better. Don't try to understand. Just go.

17. No, you're not allowed to take more than one sample.

Seriously. Don't be that guy.

Follow Delish on Instagram.


17 Things Your Starbucks Barista Is Dying To Tell You

No, we don't think that 9-pump quad-shot mocha is a good idea.

1. At least *TRY* to tell us your drink in the right order.

This isn't because we are sticklers for the Starbucks way: It's because it makes everything we do faster (which ultimately means you'll get your coffee faster). For example: If you don't tell us if you want your drink hot or iced first, we won't write it down on the right cup. And then it's basically all downhill from there.

Try to do it in this order: Hot or iced size of drink decaf? number of shots syrup?&mdashhow much? type of milk anything else? (like extra caramel, you diva?) then, last of all, your drink. (#PSL for life.)

2. Don't get offended when your name is spelled wrong.

Hey Marbra/Bionka/AirInn/Fibi, we're trying. Just calm down.

3. Stop calling the drink sizes Small, Medium, and Large.

At Starbucks they are called Short, Tall, Grande, and Venti. Get over yourself and call them that, please: It'll help us all avoid confusion.

4. Asking for extra caramel isn't cute.

It's called a "drizzle" for a reason. If you're secretly hoping we'll unscrew the cap and dump a few tablespoons in, just cut to the chase. But be prepared for us to roll our eyes.

5. No, we don't think your nine-pump quad-mocha sounds good.

In fact, it makes us want to vomit&mdashespecially when you are ordering it first thing in the morning and we have yet to sober up. (There's a good chance we opened the place at 4 a.m., and last night's vodka tonic might not be a thing of the past just yet.)

6. Your coffee isn't the most important thing in the world.

Sometimes we make mistakes. Sometimes we spill things. Instead of demanding to know what's taking so long, take a moment to notice that we busting our asses and trying to do our best. Better yet: If we did, in fact, spill something and a degree burn is slowly forming, maybe ask if we're ok. We are human. which brings me to my next point.

7. Don't ask if we are robots.

We are not robots&mdashand you won't believe how many people ask us this totally demeaning question. We might make a million cups of coffee a day to your exact specifications, but feel free to buy a Keurig if you think machines make better coffee than people.

8. We hate whoever invented the "double blended."

Some genius thought this was a smart way to get a "smoother" Frappuccino. But what you're really getting is an extra-watery milkshake. Do you really want us to be forced to put your grande drink in a venti cup? Does that make you feel good about yourself&mdashlike you cheated the system? Be a real man and just order an ice-free iced latte instead.

9. Summer at Starbucks kind of sucks.

Have you experienced a Frappuccino rush? It's not pretty. Especially if you order double blended drinks (see above). Blending take time, mixing up the Frappuccino base takes time, and the whole process is sticky and annoying. Please be patient&mdashmost stores only have two blenders.

10. Yes, we have bathrooms. No, they are not for bathing.

Whatever you do in the restroom, we have to clean it up. We have all seen some pretty horrifying things. And we are not getting any credit for it (nope a 50 cent tip doesn't cover peeing on the floor). Respect.

11. Nothing is worse than making a non-fat, extra-foamy cappuccino.

Non-fat milk makes horrible foam. You're better off ordering a latte.

12. Scratch that. Nothing is worse than making a no-foam latte.

We have to scoop the foam off your drink by hand, which slows everything down. On behalf of all the baristas in the world, let me say, foam is a good thing.

13. We love our regulars.

The people who come in everyday earn a special place in our hearts. We love to know what to make you when you walk in the door and ask how you are doing. It alway feels good to see a friendly face before noon, so please don't ever be a stranger.

14. Say "Hi!"

You might be tired. You might not have had any caffeine yet. But for god's sake, when we say, "Hello! How are you?" we would really love an answer. It'll make the whole exchange a little more pleasant for everyone involved.

15. If you are nice, we might just have a treat for you.

Because being nice pays off&mdashyou might just get that odd shot that we have sitting around from the single Americano or triple mocha. Don't feel like being nice? That shot is going down the drain. This is our source of power.

16. Starbucks really is better in Seattle.

Starbucks in the Emerald City is just plain better. Don't try to understand. Just go.

17. No, you're not allowed to take more than one sample.

Seriously. Don't be that guy.

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17 Things Your Starbucks Barista Is Dying To Tell You

No, we don't think that 9-pump quad-shot mocha is a good idea.

1. At least *TRY* to tell us your drink in the right order.

This isn't because we are sticklers for the Starbucks way: It's because it makes everything we do faster (which ultimately means you'll get your coffee faster). For example: If you don't tell us if you want your drink hot or iced first, we won't write it down on the right cup. And then it's basically all downhill from there.

Try to do it in this order: Hot or iced size of drink decaf? number of shots syrup?&mdashhow much? type of milk anything else? (like extra caramel, you diva?) then, last of all, your drink. (#PSL for life.)

2. Don't get offended when your name is spelled wrong.

Hey Marbra/Bionka/AirInn/Fibi, we're trying. Just calm down.

3. Stop calling the drink sizes Small, Medium, and Large.

At Starbucks they are called Short, Tall, Grande, and Venti. Get over yourself and call them that, please: It'll help us all avoid confusion.

4. Asking for extra caramel isn't cute.

It's called a "drizzle" for a reason. If you're secretly hoping we'll unscrew the cap and dump a few tablespoons in, just cut to the chase. But be prepared for us to roll our eyes.

5. No, we don't think your nine-pump quad-mocha sounds good.

In fact, it makes us want to vomit&mdashespecially when you are ordering it first thing in the morning and we have yet to sober up. (There's a good chance we opened the place at 4 a.m., and last night's vodka tonic might not be a thing of the past just yet.)

6. Your coffee isn't the most important thing in the world.

Sometimes we make mistakes. Sometimes we spill things. Instead of demanding to know what's taking so long, take a moment to notice that we busting our asses and trying to do our best. Better yet: If we did, in fact, spill something and a degree burn is slowly forming, maybe ask if we're ok. We are human. which brings me to my next point.

7. Don't ask if we are robots.

We are not robots&mdashand you won't believe how many people ask us this totally demeaning question. We might make a million cups of coffee a day to your exact specifications, but feel free to buy a Keurig if you think machines make better coffee than people.

8. We hate whoever invented the "double blended."

Some genius thought this was a smart way to get a "smoother" Frappuccino. But what you're really getting is an extra-watery milkshake. Do you really want us to be forced to put your grande drink in a venti cup? Does that make you feel good about yourself&mdashlike you cheated the system? Be a real man and just order an ice-free iced latte instead.

9. Summer at Starbucks kind of sucks.

Have you experienced a Frappuccino rush? It's not pretty. Especially if you order double blended drinks (see above). Blending take time, mixing up the Frappuccino base takes time, and the whole process is sticky and annoying. Please be patient&mdashmost stores only have two blenders.

10. Yes, we have bathrooms. No, they are not for bathing.

Whatever you do in the restroom, we have to clean it up. We have all seen some pretty horrifying things. And we are not getting any credit for it (nope a 50 cent tip doesn't cover peeing on the floor). Respect.

11. Nothing is worse than making a non-fat, extra-foamy cappuccino.

Non-fat milk makes horrible foam. You're better off ordering a latte.

12. Scratch that. Nothing is worse than making a no-foam latte.

We have to scoop the foam off your drink by hand, which slows everything down. On behalf of all the baristas in the world, let me say, foam is a good thing.

13. We love our regulars.

The people who come in everyday earn a special place in our hearts. We love to know what to make you when you walk in the door and ask how you are doing. It alway feels good to see a friendly face before noon, so please don't ever be a stranger.

14. Say "Hi!"

You might be tired. You might not have had any caffeine yet. But for god's sake, when we say, "Hello! How are you?" we would really love an answer. It'll make the whole exchange a little more pleasant for everyone involved.

15. If you are nice, we might just have a treat for you.

Because being nice pays off&mdashyou might just get that odd shot that we have sitting around from the single Americano or triple mocha. Don't feel like being nice? That shot is going down the drain. This is our source of power.

16. Starbucks really is better in Seattle.

Starbucks in the Emerald City is just plain better. Don't try to understand. Just go.

17. No, you're not allowed to take more than one sample.

Seriously. Don't be that guy.

Follow Delish on Instagram.


17 Things Your Starbucks Barista Is Dying To Tell You

No, we don't think that 9-pump quad-shot mocha is a good idea.

1. At least *TRY* to tell us your drink in the right order.

This isn't because we are sticklers for the Starbucks way: It's because it makes everything we do faster (which ultimately means you'll get your coffee faster). For example: If you don't tell us if you want your drink hot or iced first, we won't write it down on the right cup. And then it's basically all downhill from there.

Try to do it in this order: Hot or iced size of drink decaf? number of shots syrup?&mdashhow much? type of milk anything else? (like extra caramel, you diva?) then, last of all, your drink. (#PSL for life.)

2. Don't get offended when your name is spelled wrong.

Hey Marbra/Bionka/AirInn/Fibi, we're trying. Just calm down.

3. Stop calling the drink sizes Small, Medium, and Large.

At Starbucks they are called Short, Tall, Grande, and Venti. Get over yourself and call them that, please: It'll help us all avoid confusion.

4. Asking for extra caramel isn't cute.

It's called a "drizzle" for a reason. If you're secretly hoping we'll unscrew the cap and dump a few tablespoons in, just cut to the chase. But be prepared for us to roll our eyes.

5. No, we don't think your nine-pump quad-mocha sounds good.

In fact, it makes us want to vomit&mdashespecially when you are ordering it first thing in the morning and we have yet to sober up. (There's a good chance we opened the place at 4 a.m., and last night's vodka tonic might not be a thing of the past just yet.)

6. Your coffee isn't the most important thing in the world.

Sometimes we make mistakes. Sometimes we spill things. Instead of demanding to know what's taking so long, take a moment to notice that we busting our asses and trying to do our best. Better yet: If we did, in fact, spill something and a degree burn is slowly forming, maybe ask if we're ok. We are human. which brings me to my next point.

7. Don't ask if we are robots.

We are not robots&mdashand you won't believe how many people ask us this totally demeaning question. We might make a million cups of coffee a day to your exact specifications, but feel free to buy a Keurig if you think machines make better coffee than people.

8. We hate whoever invented the "double blended."

Some genius thought this was a smart way to get a "smoother" Frappuccino. But what you're really getting is an extra-watery milkshake. Do you really want us to be forced to put your grande drink in a venti cup? Does that make you feel good about yourself&mdashlike you cheated the system? Be a real man and just order an ice-free iced latte instead.

9. Summer at Starbucks kind of sucks.

Have you experienced a Frappuccino rush? It's not pretty. Especially if you order double blended drinks (see above). Blending take time, mixing up the Frappuccino base takes time, and the whole process is sticky and annoying. Please be patient&mdashmost stores only have two blenders.

10. Yes, we have bathrooms. No, they are not for bathing.

Whatever you do in the restroom, we have to clean it up. We have all seen some pretty horrifying things. And we are not getting any credit for it (nope a 50 cent tip doesn't cover peeing on the floor). Respect.

11. Nothing is worse than making a non-fat, extra-foamy cappuccino.

Non-fat milk makes horrible foam. You're better off ordering a latte.

12. Scratch that. Nothing is worse than making a no-foam latte.

We have to scoop the foam off your drink by hand, which slows everything down. On behalf of all the baristas in the world, let me say, foam is a good thing.

13. We love our regulars.

The people who come in everyday earn a special place in our hearts. We love to know what to make you when you walk in the door and ask how you are doing. It alway feels good to see a friendly face before noon, so please don't ever be a stranger.

14. Say "Hi!"

You might be tired. You might not have had any caffeine yet. But for god's sake, when we say, "Hello! How are you?" we would really love an answer. It'll make the whole exchange a little more pleasant for everyone involved.

15. If you are nice, we might just have a treat for you.

Because being nice pays off&mdashyou might just get that odd shot that we have sitting around from the single Americano or triple mocha. Don't feel like being nice? That shot is going down the drain. This is our source of power.

16. Starbucks really is better in Seattle.

Starbucks in the Emerald City is just plain better. Don't try to understand. Just go.

17. No, you're not allowed to take more than one sample.

Seriously. Don't be that guy.

Follow Delish on Instagram.


17 Things Your Starbucks Barista Is Dying To Tell You

No, we don't think that 9-pump quad-shot mocha is a good idea.

1. At least *TRY* to tell us your drink in the right order.

This isn't because we are sticklers for the Starbucks way: It's because it makes everything we do faster (which ultimately means you'll get your coffee faster). For example: If you don't tell us if you want your drink hot or iced first, we won't write it down on the right cup. And then it's basically all downhill from there.

Try to do it in this order: Hot or iced size of drink decaf? number of shots syrup?&mdashhow much? type of milk anything else? (like extra caramel, you diva?) then, last of all, your drink. (#PSL for life.)

2. Don't get offended when your name is spelled wrong.

Hey Marbra/Bionka/AirInn/Fibi, we're trying. Just calm down.

3. Stop calling the drink sizes Small, Medium, and Large.

At Starbucks they are called Short, Tall, Grande, and Venti. Get over yourself and call them that, please: It'll help us all avoid confusion.

4. Asking for extra caramel isn't cute.

It's called a "drizzle" for a reason. If you're secretly hoping we'll unscrew the cap and dump a few tablespoons in, just cut to the chase. But be prepared for us to roll our eyes.

5. No, we don't think your nine-pump quad-mocha sounds good.

In fact, it makes us want to vomit&mdashespecially when you are ordering it first thing in the morning and we have yet to sober up. (There's a good chance we opened the place at 4 a.m., and last night's vodka tonic might not be a thing of the past just yet.)

6. Your coffee isn't the most important thing in the world.

Sometimes we make mistakes. Sometimes we spill things. Instead of demanding to know what's taking so long, take a moment to notice that we busting our asses and trying to do our best. Better yet: If we did, in fact, spill something and a degree burn is slowly forming, maybe ask if we're ok. We are human. which brings me to my next point.

7. Don't ask if we are robots.

We are not robots&mdashand you won't believe how many people ask us this totally demeaning question. We might make a million cups of coffee a day to your exact specifications, but feel free to buy a Keurig if you think machines make better coffee than people.

8. We hate whoever invented the "double blended."

Some genius thought this was a smart way to get a "smoother" Frappuccino. But what you're really getting is an extra-watery milkshake. Do you really want us to be forced to put your grande drink in a venti cup? Does that make you feel good about yourself&mdashlike you cheated the system? Be a real man and just order an ice-free iced latte instead.

9. Summer at Starbucks kind of sucks.

Have you experienced a Frappuccino rush? It's not pretty. Especially if you order double blended drinks (see above). Blending take time, mixing up the Frappuccino base takes time, and the whole process is sticky and annoying. Please be patient&mdashmost stores only have two blenders.

10. Yes, we have bathrooms. No, they are not for bathing.

Whatever you do in the restroom, we have to clean it up. We have all seen some pretty horrifying things. And we are not getting any credit for it (nope a 50 cent tip doesn't cover peeing on the floor). Respect.

11. Nothing is worse than making a non-fat, extra-foamy cappuccino.

Non-fat milk makes horrible foam. You're better off ordering a latte.

12. Scratch that. Nothing is worse than making a no-foam latte.

We have to scoop the foam off your drink by hand, which slows everything down. On behalf of all the baristas in the world, let me say, foam is a good thing.

13. We love our regulars.

The people who come in everyday earn a special place in our hearts. We love to know what to make you when you walk in the door and ask how you are doing. It alway feels good to see a friendly face before noon, so please don't ever be a stranger.

14. Say "Hi!"

You might be tired. You might not have had any caffeine yet. But for god's sake, when we say, "Hello! How are you?" we would really love an answer. It'll make the whole exchange a little more pleasant for everyone involved.

15. If you are nice, we might just have a treat for you.

Because being nice pays off&mdashyou might just get that odd shot that we have sitting around from the single Americano or triple mocha. Don't feel like being nice? That shot is going down the drain. This is our source of power.

16. Starbucks really is better in Seattle.

Starbucks in the Emerald City is just plain better. Don't try to understand. Just go.

17. No, you're not allowed to take more than one sample.

Seriously. Don't be that guy.

Follow Delish on Instagram.


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