$1000 for a T-shirt, jeans and casual shoes (no socks)? Ah, I get it. You are being funny/sarcastic, right? Whew!
Funniest post I have read in ages!
Originally Posted by Bosco_Lever
Originally Posted by bosco
Well, I thought it was funny...
Taking the piss out of hipster 'baristas' and the state of an industry that currently values image over substance is humorous.
Perhaps it is my skewed view, from many years working in and around hospo and seeing the evolution of coffee over that time, that makes this hilarious for me
Snobbish owners = they talk down at you like they're doing you a favour
Disgruntled/angry staff = they serve you a mug of attitude
Dirty little corner = some cafes misinterpret the entire "vintage" theme as not needing to wipe the place down
Under extracted sour coffee = I like my long blacks just right
One other little thing would be newish staff who's clueless and never take your order properly, I can almost predict when I will be getting something left out from my order
Another thing I have noticed - some "younguns" have a knack with getting the beans to dance (95% don't, just like oldies like me).
The two best recent cuppas were made by
1) A (female) high school student at Nannup - heading to uni in 2021 if all goes to plan
2) A (female) uni student at Perth concert hall
In the interests of fairness, the same two venues also made some of the worst coffees when a different (female) staff member "had a go", so gender does not seem to be entirely relevant.
Oh, and I have never even managed to obtain even a mediocre cuppa from a tattooed male, only female ones - a small sample, so that may be sheer (bad) luck.
The growl of badly textured milk...
The one thing that really makes me turn around quickly is the barista throwing a milk jug under a steam wand and leaving it there while they do other stuff/chat and you can hear it screaming away and just getting scalded to death.
If I'm being snobby... if I order a macchiato and they ask if I want it topped up...
If I'm feeling difficult... I ask "Top it up with what?"
Originally Posted by SilentBoB
Then when they look stunned and say "Er...milk" I say "Oh, you mean a Flat White?"