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23 Secrets Baristas At Small Coffee Shops Won't Tell You

Yes, that's a macchiato.

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4. You can spot newbies by how they pronounce "espresso."

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8. There is only one thing worse than getting scheduled to "clopen" a coffee shop...

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11. In a given week, multiple guests will ask you for "extra hot" or if their drink can be microwaved.

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1) Oversteaming milk actually ruins the flavor of the coffee and texture of the milk.

2) THERE ARE NO MICROWAVES.

12. Before your shift, you taste the coffee and come up with the weirdest descriptions when attempting to make them sound relatable.

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Yum. Tastes like a full-bodied barbecue with notes of cherry blossom.

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16. When your latte art is subpar, there is always someone there to capture the moment on Instagram.

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Yep...penis. Intentional? Maybe.

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18. You have hand cream hidden under the register because you couldn't survive working the bar without it.

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There's a lot of friction from pulling nobs all day...

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