Skip To Content
  • Viral badge
  • win badge

17 Things Starbucks Baristas Would Reaaaaaally Like You To Stop Doing

They know you're trying to be slick when you ask for water at the handoff counter.

I think we all know THAT person at Starbucks who blocks the handoff counter while waiting on their order so no one else can get their drink. Or that person who yammers away on their phone WHILE ordering at the register. Hell, maybe you are that person, whether you’ve realized it or not.

Freeform / Via

Now, I’m sure you don’t wake up in the morning and think, “Hm, how can I be a jerk today?” but your baristas would seriously appreciate it if you were just a little more self-aware and avoided doing a few things that make their jobs harder. Like...

The CW / Via

1. Adding a million customizations to your drink.

@emilyyjade / Via

Truly the work of a monster.

2. Pointing vaguely at an item in the pastry case and saying, "I want that."

@GunplaPrincess / Via

The blueberry scone? The ham and cheese croissant?? THE BACON, CHEDDAR, AND EGG SANDWICH??? If you don't know the name of an item, at least describe how it looks.

3. Modifying your drink as your barista is making it.

@speedism / Via

"Alrighty, just head to the register and Jen will ring you up correctly for that."

4. Placing a super long order and getting annoyed when they ask you to repeat something.

@SkuBrats28 / Via

You're pretty much asking for it if you place an order THIS long.

5. Asking “Is that my drink?” when you know damn well you didn't order that coconut milk macchiato.

@luv3horse / Via

Sir, is your name Emily? Did you order a venti? So how could that possibly be your drink?

6. Asking for iced water at the handoff counter.

@gothicbug / Via

They know you're trying to be slick and avoid paying the $0.20 for the cup.

7. Not hearing your name called five times because you have headphones on.

Disney Channel / Via

And then proceeding to ask the barista to remake your drink because "it's been sitting there."

8. Accidentally taking someone else's drink because you didn't read the freakin' name on the cup.

@semibirdman / Via

The names are there for a reason, people!!!

9. Or taking it out on the barista when someone else accidentally grabs yours.

Fox Broadcasting Company / Via

Like it's their fault for not hopping over the counter and stopping that person from taking your order.

10. Chit-chatting on the phone while ordering at the register.

@MyDisneyExperience / Via

Either wait to order or don't take the call until after you place your order.

11. Insisting they spell your name on the cup EXACTLY right.

@john3395 / Via

You're going to throw the cup away anyway.

12. Mumbling your order and promptly getting mad at the barista for not understanding you.

@ladygaga / Via

I'm sorry, but your barista doesn't yet have super hearing powers.

13. Reaching over the counter to grab a lid, straw, or utensils.

@Adaw8leonhelp / Via

Who died and gave you special Starbucks privileges?

14. Not putting your straw wrappers or other trash in the trash can.

@goopygirl / Via

You know, where they actually belong.

15. Waiting in a line and not knowing what you want when it's your turn to order.

@peach_bug / Via

It'll just make your barista — and the 20 people in line behind you — REALLY annoyed.

16. Dumping your coffee in the trash to make room for milk.

Avoid wasting coffee by asking them to leave room for milk when you order.

17. Lying about having been waiting FOREVER for your drink when you really just ordered five minutes ago.

@jake831 / Via

They can see right through you.

H/T: /r/Starbucks

BuzzFeed Daily

Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

Newsletter signup form