When You Walk Into Starbucks, I Know What You’re Going To Order


Ok, I don’t actually know for certain. But, I can usually tell what you’re going to order from me when you walk through the front doors. Yup, it is possible. I have currently worked for the company for several years and am always hypothesizing on what people are going to order before they get up to the counter. Weird right? Well it goes like this:

1. If you are above the age 60, a businessman in good shape, or a hipster, you’re going to probably order a black coffee.

2. If you are a businesswoman, you’re probably getting a skinny vanilla latte.

3. If you are an attractive middle aged male, you will more than likely order an americano. Usually black, but if you’re feeling risky that day you’ll add a little cream.

4. If you are under the age of 16 you will probably come up with a crazy frappuccino (that takes me ten years to make) which you swear is on “The Secret Menu.” Well you’re correct about the secret, I know nothing of it. Oh and don’t forget to instagram it. Yes, I see you doing that in the lobby.

5. This will seem a little blunt, but if you’re mexican or latino, you will probably order a Caramel Frappuccino or something with caramel in it. This is just the case and I have yet to figure out why.

6. And if you don’t fit into any of these categories, well…you throw me for a curve every time. Which I enjoy! Keep surprising me, it makes my shift more fun!

Your favorite barista.

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