Today’s Chicago Daily Herald published a sort of barista confessional by Kerry Lester, detailing some of the professional oddities and insights of working in a Chicago Starbucks: Daily Herald | A former barista spills the beans. Whether it’s continually smelling of coffee, getting hit on by customers, learning how to live in a regularly over-caffeinated state, or gaining 15 pounds from sampling the toss-outs, it’s all here.
Not to mention some additional customer archetypes, including:
- Hot moms
- Laptop guys
- Teenagers with too much allowance
- The Trivia People
- The OCDs
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