I have to dedicate this post to my brother Eric, who has survived several years of doing the hip thing in Seattle working as a *$’s barista. I haven’t exactly grilled him for any explicit inside storys that come from working for the Man, but I imagine there must be a couple of them.
All he’s really told me is if you order chai, ask for no water to be added.
Via Laughing Squid, the incrediably cool employees at Ritual Coffee Roasters in San Francisco are dressed up as zombie baristas today. Aka, Starbucks employees.
I’m chalking this one up in the list of what to dress up as next year!