The Baristas at Starbucks Think I’m Cheap
Lisa Shanahan




  1. a person whose job involves preparing and serving different types of coffee.

When Starbucks first came on the scene, they hired unique individuals and trained them to be Baristas. Those Baristas were more than persons who prepared and served different types of coffee. They were scholars of the trade and the art. Starbucks once was an experience. Now? nothing more than a glorified, better-lighting, customer-herding McDonalds. I wouldn’t be surprised if on my next visit I’ll hear one of those *Baristas* ask: “Do you want fries with that?”

They’ve got nothing on you, other than a cashier-job.

Enjoyed your essay. LxoJ

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