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    A baristas breakfast?

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    I woke up late this morning and rushed to work in an attempt not to be late in the process skipping breakfast.Got to work, took the couch and tables out and made the staff their caffeinated drinks of preference and started feeling extremely hungry.

    It was about that point i started getting really busy and it was obvious i was not going to have time to eat anything decent. I looked around for something that was in close proximity and these were my choices..

    Coffee beans(obvious)
    Sugar sticks(tasty but not a breakfast of champions)
    Tea leaves(EW!)
    Marshmellows(?)

    You guessed it! 1/2 a dozen pink marshmellow and a glass of milk! ;D

    My point?... no point really i was just curious to know how often this happens to fellow baristas?

    Im not the only one right?.......RIGHT?! :-?



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    Never skip breakfast young man; its the most important meal of the day.
    >:(

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    Re: A baristas breakfast?

    Quote Originally Posted by 477E606E544C0B0 link=1257586904/0#0 date=1257586904
    Im not the only one right?.......RIGHT?! *:-?
    Yes Luke...You are the only one...I have NEVER done that... ;D

    Heres the tip and Ill give you this for nothing...

    If that has happened to me...I get another staff member, preferably one who drinks coffee...to make me a toasted sandwich!! ;D

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    Re: A baristas breakfast?

    Ill give you another free tip.....................never stand up in a canoe.

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    Free tip night, TG?

    Sure I could think of a few more... ;D

    Time we gave these young uns something for nothing anyway... :D ;)

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    Re: A baristas breakfast?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4478657E747562777F74100 link=1257586904/3#3 date=1257595852
    Ill give you another free tip.....................never stand up in a canoe.
    ;D ;D

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    Re: A baristas breakfast?

    Another free tip from me...

    Be kind to your mother.

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    Re: A baristas breakfast?

    Dont all tips charge at the gate going in and going out nowdays?

    My tip - I never eat breakfast anyway: no time with kidlets to get ready, and caffeine is a great appetite suppressant!!!

    Bad girl, I know (dont know ifI qualify as being a young un though!) :-[

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    Im not sure if i qualify as being a youngen either? :-?

    I dont make a habit of skipping breaky it was just yesterday so i wasnt late for work. Yummy breakfats OR slightly agitated employer?

    And we dont do toasted sandwiches at my work....too...uncheflike?

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    Re: A baristas breakfast?

    Heres a tip foryoung playersi get up have a breakfast at 3am and then back to bed that way I can wake up a couple of hrs later, shower and speed off to work! If in lucky Ill have second breakfast at 9.30 and third at lunchtime!!! ;D ;D ;D

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    when I used to work at a certain large restaurant at Circular Quay, if we were too busy for me to grab a bite I used to do much the same thing Luke, a few marshmallows with coffee beans jammed in them and a glass of milk. Certainly stopped my tummy from rumbling!

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    I used to have a soy latter first thing a work when we still had the Vitasoy (weve moved to the Barista Vitasoy now, not sure if that works as well). The thicker texture seemed to trick my body into accepted i had been fed long enough for me to hold off until lunchtime.... though there have been days where lunch was just a repeat performance of brekkie! ::)

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    Re: A baristas breakfast?

    Used to do that when I worked in a small serviced office in Adelaide, Iced coffee from the vending machine was lunch some days. :(

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    yes to the soy latte, off the home machine every morning... fruit loops as a kicker when I feel indulgent.

    And when Im the 6am start at work... double shot flat white and pick at the meats as Im making sandwiches (mmmm shaved ham, silvaside).

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    Heres a tip foryoung playersi get up have a breakfast at 3am and then back to bed that way I can wake up a couple of hrs later, shower and speed off to work! If in lucky Ill have second breakfast at 9.30 and third at lunchtime!!! ;D ;D ;D

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    that kind of smart thinking is why we should ask the coffee guy!

    Does a 3am kebab count?

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    I think a kebab at ANY time counts Mel!

    And before anybody asks...NO! kebab flavoured chips dont count :D

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    Re: A baristas breakfast?

    Quote Originally Posted by 7B425C526870370 link=1257586904/16#16 date=1257669278
    I think a kebab at ANY time counts Mel!

    And before anybody asks...NO! kebab flavoured chips dont count *:D
    What if we drizzle them in garlic sauce and put them in a wrap?

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    Re: A baristas breakfast?

    luke, i too have done this. that happens alot of mornings for us, get halfway thru putting out chairs and there is a line at the door..

    taking a bite out of a piece of raisin toast every 5 mins works alright, if you dont mind cold toast.

    i also agree with the soy thing, when i had some intolerance to full cream, i was drinking soy, and that does do a good job of tricking your body.

    another thing ive been doing lately is whipping together a smoothie in our blenders, a banana, a tub of yogurt, some juice and another variety of citrus-y fruit.. good stuff.

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    Re: A baristas breakfast?

    Maybe you could come to some sort of arrangement with management, where somebody turns up 10 or 15 minutes earlier to get things set up so you can be ready for those people waiting at the door...
    and either have a longer lunch break or finish earlier,
    cos as has been said above,
    breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you shouldnt have to miss it cos things are busy at work.

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    Re: A baristas breakfast?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0C3B2222273A3A4E0 link=1257586904/19#19 date=1257890023
    breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you shouldnt have to miss it cos things are busy at work. *
    Sigh....I would have thought it was the responsibility of the "eater" to feed oneself. He didnt miss out on breakfast because it was busy at work, he missed out because he woke up late!
    Try a bananna, a great fast food.

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    oh im not saying its anyone but my own fault for not allocating time to eat, your right, if i want to assure myself a meal every morning i just need to get up a little earlier.

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    99% of the time im up and showered, ready for my breakfast and coffee and a quick look on coffeesnobs and auction sites before i leave for work.

    On this day though, i woke late and had to hurry just to make it before my starting time.

    Im not sure if any of you guys are baristas but if you are, youll know that there is no such thing as making time to eat if your busy. Not only is there massive time constraints but finding time to get away from the machine is impossible and eating food from under the bench is not acceptable in my professional opinion.

    I know i wouldnt be overly impressed if i went to a cafe and tried to order only to have the barista give me the old "gimme a sec, i have a mouth full of food" finger....you know the one :)

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    Re: A baristas breakfast?

    I very rarely leave home without breakfast. Even when my wife was in labour at 4am I said Im just going to have something to eat then we will go. Just relax.
    The fact that my routine is wake up at 6am get dressed have breakfast collect my lunch (prepared the night before) and head out the door at 6:12 to arrive at work at about 6:30 (19km traveled) is pretty reliable makes a difference.
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    if you dont eat breakfast you will not make coffees as good as you normally would on a contently filled stomach! this has happened to me on many occassions, luckily my mum owns the restaurant/cafe i work at and we start breakfast at 8am so i just put an order in with the chef for a full breakfast or cinnamon toast etc.. a latte is a must...that;st the first thing i do when i get in, i pour a double shot latte mmmmmm cant wait to wake up tomorrow & get to work!! ps my fav breakfast is muesli that has fruit & nuts in it... then add chopped banana, yogurt & honey and pour milk! YUM :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 132A343A00185F0 link=1257586904/22#22 date=1257905271
    Im not sure if any of you guys are baristas but if you are, youll know that there is no such thing as making time to eat if your busy.
    ;D Luke...your adhd is showing again! ;)

    I think youll find that some who have replied here are baristas...

    My point earlier wasnt about getting specifically a toasted sandwich made for you...rather, whatever another staff member is capable of doing from your kitchen...otherwise, stick with your marshmallow milk...Im sure it will be fine! ;D

    Also, Im going to argue the "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" statement and tell you all that I think youre all a great result for the marketing movement because if you all really had a good look at who is behind that statement what you will find is a giant cereal manufacturer who has been bankrolling that idea for absolute years... ::)

    And whilst I havent spent all of my time researching this for myself, I have spent some time over the years in my role of sports coach looking at nutrition and I still fail to see how breakfast is any more important than any other meal of the day...

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    I dont know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but not having breakfast seems to have an impact on overall health....

    http://www.clinicalcorrelations.org/?p=1525


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1D3C3737302A590 link=1257586904/26#26 date=1257980404
    I dont know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but not having breakfast seems to have an impact on overall health....

    http://www.clinicalcorrelations.org/?p=1525
    My Breakfast is a healthy Flat White...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 604F4644536C404F4046444C444F55210 link=1257586904/27#27 date=1257980920
    Quote Originally Posted by 1D3C3737302A590 link=1257586904/26#26 date=1257980404
    I dont know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but not having breakfast seems to have an impact on overall health....

    http://www.clinicalcorrelations.org/?p=1525
    My Breakfast is a healthy Flat White... *
    I had a laugh - truth be known, mine is usually a double espresso quickly followed by two piccolos. Line em up! ;D



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    Re: A baristas breakfast?

    You cant really miss breakfast no matter what time you eat.
    (Unless you dont eat at all)
    Breakfast is just the first meal of the day.
    (Breaking the fasting from the previous days meal)

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    I have spent some time over the years in my role of sports coach looking at nutrition and I still fail to see how breakfast is any more important than any other meal of the day...

    Simple maths Scoots.

    Lets assume brekky around 7am, lunch about 12 and dinner at say 7pm.
    Gap between brekky and lunch = 5 hours; gap to dinner = 7 hours; gap to brekky = 13 hours.
    Thats why its called "break fast", because the long gap between the meal the evening before and the morning meal is like a fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4F736E757F7E697C747F1B0 link=1257586904/30#30 date=1257985101
    Simple maths Scoots.
    Though simple maths doesnt make it more important.

    As I understand it, we were built to graze. Its only our modern society and our particular culture that has made the 3 meals a day the norm.


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    Its only our modern society and our particular culture that has made the 3 meals a day the norm.
    So within the framework of the current paradigm it is the most important meal of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 506C716A606176636B60040 link=1257586904/32#32 date=1257987985
    Its only our modern society and our particular culture that has made the 3 meals a day the norm.
    So within the framework of the current paradigm it is the most important meal of the day.
    Maybe in Australia. ;)

    Im getting hungry! ;D


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    Quote Originally Posted by 675B465D575641545C57330 link=1257586904/32#32 date=1257987985
    So within the framework of the current paradigm it is the most important meal of the day. *
    Of course it is, if you dont have breakfast (break the fasting) you are going to get mighty hungry!!! ;D

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    The emphasis is all wrong. (remembering here that this is my opinion. ;) )

    I agree with breakfast being called so because its the first meal after a fast of how ever many hours.

    What I dont agree with is it being the most important meal of the day.

    I can see the health benefits as cited in the article posted by Dennis...but that article also doesnt say how much or exactly what needs to be eaten.

    If you were to closely look at the marketing behind breakfast, you would see that we should eat the following all the time...

    Fresh or tinned fruit, cornflakes, weetbix, fruit loops, muesli, coco pops, toast with jam, no butter but flora not called margarine any more spread, yoghurt which is low fat, low sugar and low in flavour even the fruit in it, fried eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, bacon with rind on, rind off, grilled sausages, smoked salmon on scrambled eggs, pancakes with either fresh cream, maple syrup, or fresh fruit and ricotta, croissants filled with ham cheese and tomato and thats just for starters...then poptarts, muesli bars, flat fruit and you can then wash it down with juice, coffee, tea, drinking yoghurt or milk but take your pick on what flavour/type you want there...

    And thats just for starters... ;D

    Now, when "breaking a fast"...youd actually not have any of the above. Rather, it would be kept simple like a glass of water and some bread. (probably stale rather than fresh as in fresh breads the yeasts are too active still and can cause stomach upsets.)

    But our marketing gurus tell us that because breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we need more than a glass of water and a piece of bread to get our digestive systems back up and running after theyve been empty for so many hours. (Yes! This is so that they can sell all of the above, not because theyre concerned about our health!!)

    Why isnt lunch the most important or even dinner? Especially when its going to be our dinner that keeps us going until we break the fast??

    (sorry about pirating this thread Luke...but its a happy discussion that Im enjoying so far...Is everyone else happy about it? Cause I can split it off if need be.)


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    Re: A baristas breakfast?

    Quote Originally Posted by 302B2234373A430 link=1257586904/34#34 date=1257990202
    if you dont have breakfast (break the fasting) you are going to get mighty hungry!!!
    Tell me about it! i was soo hungry that day i could have eaten anything at all!

    Luck for me though, i havnt had that problem again(fingers crossed)

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    it is most important for the reason that it gives you energy for the first half of the day which is ideal for work... from sunrise work can start to be done in the most ideal environment I guess so the first meal will help give you the energy for the first half of the day... thats why recommended meals are low gi slow release proteins etc and also meals with high carbs to give energy. it makes perfect sense to me. the body also naturally has changes toward COB where we start to naturally unwind e.g. our body doesnt process carbohydrates as efficiently after 3pm as it does before.. the majority of people are generally more active from 7am to 3pm than 3pm onward and thus we dont process carbs as efficiently leading to excess carbs turning to fat etc... then at night time when our chemicals in the brain start to naturally make us tired as nightfall occurs then it is not as important to feed ourselves with a meal as we are not going to use the food source efficiently.

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    im having a big breakfast tomorrow morning... its already making me hungry haha

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    6.30am start yesterday and my breakfast was:
    double shot flatty using dennis defib blend - yes I took my own coffee to work I had a laugh. Was a hit with the chefs and in return I got pancakes!

    Empty calories, I know, but Im thinking something is better than nothing, right? Reminds me of a shirt on the natalie dee website "cupcake + multivitamin = super breakfast"

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    I once read or heard somewhere that the longer the fast between dinner to breakfast the better as the body needs this time to eliminate all waste from the bowel. Lovely i know but this helps reduce the causes of colon cancer. Anyway i was camping with some mates once and we were in a hurry to go somewhere and my mate grabs half a family block of dark choc. wraps a slice of bread around it and off we go.

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